The Ukrainian army installed the Israeli Smartshooter UAV interception system on light aircraft and drones in an attempt to counter Iranian Shahed-136 kamikaze drones. The Israeli publication Debka writes about this, citing military sources in Ukraine.
This targeting technology works, according to the developers, according to the principle «one shot – one hit» and «controlled by artificial intelligence with a system of advanced radar».
It was first presented to the public in 2022 at a military exhibition in Paris and was first officially used in September during the crackdown on Palestinian demonstrations in Hebron: then the system used rubber balls, not ammunition.
Smartshooter's job description notes: «Can function as a tactical UAV interception device on the battlefield». It is clarified that such equipment can be equipped not only with drones, but also with machine guns and cannons.
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