IWTSD Accepts SMART SHOOTER's IWOO Design

IWTSD Accepts SMART SHOOTER's IWOO Design

Manufacturing Technology Insights | Tuesday, April 06, 2021

IWTSD started the IWOO program to offer tactical operators' day and night overmatch capability against long-range static and moving targets.

FREMONT, CA : In February 2020, the US Department of Defense’ Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD) chose SMART SHOOTER, a world-class designer, developer, and manufacturer of groundbreaking fire control systems, to create the solution for its Individual Weapon Overmatch Optic (IWOO) project. SMART SHOOTER completed the IWOO Critical Design Review successfully last November, marking a significant achievement. This means that IWTSD has accepted the IWOO design and that prototype development will begin in the fall, with the first functional system arriving in the fall.

"We value this important opportunity to partner with IWTSD to develop the IWOO system, and are honored to provide operators with an unmatched optic capability against modern threats and the types of terrorist attacks that we are increasingly seeing on streets and battlefields around the world," said Ms. Michal Mor, CEO, SMART SHOOTER.

IWTSD started the IWOO program to offer tactical operators' day and night overmatch capability against long-range static and moving targets. After winning the competition, SMART SHOOTER began production, integrating proven technology from its SMASH line of Fire Control optics and new features such as a variable x1-x8 zoom, all stitched together with combat-proven fire control algorithms to ensure the strike.

"We are very pleased with the progress SMART SHOOTER has made with the IWOO design," said Michael Trexler, Special Operation Forces Combat Support Coordinator / Program Manager, IWTSD. "We look forward to conducting operational testing and evaluation using the dual-capabilities of IWOO prototypes in 2021 against ground targets at increased ranges and to take-down drones."

The IWOO device uses a see-through monitor to automatically identify, highlight, and track possible targets, including drones, to improve the user's situational awareness. Built-in fire control processing determines the best firing approach in real-time to provide the user with direct, discrete guidance, firing only when there's a good chance of neutralizing the target and consistently providing first-round hit capabilities.

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