The Brazilian Strategic Defense Company Opto S&D, of the Akaer Group, and the Israeli Defense Company Smart Shooter signed on October 8th a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore the commercial potential of Smart Shooter products in Brazil, both in the Brazilian Armed Forces and in the Public Security Forces.
Opto Space & Defense is a company highly specialized in the development and manufacture of optronic systems for the space and defense market. Smart Shooter’s SMASH Fire Control solutions allow the operator to quickly and effectively neutralize any ground or airborne, manned or unmanned threat through automatic detection, tracking, and effective engagement. The new partnership provides support in the marketing, training and after-sales of Smart Shooter products in Brazil in this first phase.
Further activities are foreseen in this MoU, such as the expansion of the market in a second phase and even assembly, integration, testing and manufacture of some parts in Brazil in a subsequent phase.
“This partnership will bring to future national customers of Smart Shooter products the tranquility and security of having a Strategic Defense company improving the operational life of these products” comments Claudio Carvas, CEO of Opto Space & Defense
Michal Mor, SMART SHOOTER CEO: “We are honored to partner with Opto S&D, and are confident that together we will bring real value for the defence and security forces in Brazil. SMASH is a combat-proven Fire Control solution that ensures each round finds its target. Bringing precision-missile targeting algorithms and advanced electro-optical processing capabilities into standard infantry, SMASH offers a unique “One Shot – One Hit” capability and ultimately revolutionizes the world of small arms and optics.”
About SMART SHOOTER (https://www.smart-shooter.com/)
SMART SHOOTER is a world-class designer, developer, and manufacturer of innovative fire control systems that significantly increase the accuracy and lethality of small arms. With a rich record in designing unique solutions for the warfighter, SMART SHOOTER technology enhances mission effectiveness through the ability to accurately engage and eliminate ground, aerial, static or moving targets during both day and night operations.
About Opto Space & Defense (https://optosd.com.br/)
OPTO Space & Defense is a Brazilian Strategic Defense Company, specialized in developing optronic products for the aerospace and defense markets. Founded in 1985, it is recognized for excellence in the design and manufacture of highly complex optronic systems, from precision optical components, to its highly reliable electronic systems, fine mechanics and systems engineering.
About Akaer Group (https://www.akaer.com.br/)
The Akaer Group, founded in 1992, is specialized in providing technological solutions in different markets such as aerospace, defense, energy and automotive. With more than 350 highly trained employees, it has participated in the development of strategic projects for Brazil such as the Gripen, KC-390 and cameras for satellites.