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SMARTSHOOTER Unveils the SMASH 3000 at the Australian Land Forces Conference

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

Fielded and operationally proven, the unique SMASH technology ensures that shot accuracy will not be affected by human errors

Land Forces Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia, Hall 2, Booth 2C21

SMARTSHOOTER, a world-class designer, developer, and manufacturer of innovative fire control systems that significantly increase the accuracy, lethality, and situational awareness of small arms, will present the SMASH 3000 for the first time at the Land Forces Conference in Brisbane, Australia.

SMASH 3000 is a lighter and smaller version of SMARTSHOOTER’s handheld operated SMASH system. Using AI, computer vision, and advanced algorithms, SMARTSHOOTER’s SMASH 3000 ensures each round finds its target in both day and night conditions. Incorporating operational and technical insights from previous versions, it is the latest and most advanced handheld operated fire control system by SMARTSHOOTER and is already in operational use. Maximizing force lethality, operational effectiveness and situational awareness throughout every engagement, it is also an ideal hard-kill solution against drones and sUAS.

At the conference, SMARTSHOOTER will also present the SMASH X4: a Fire Control System with a x4 magnifying optic scope that provides extended detection, recognition & identification ranges for the shooter as well as extended lethality ranges. The SMASH X4 includes an etched reticle to allow shooting without battery power, and an optional integrated Laser Range Finder (LRF) enables range measurement both as a user-initiated capability as well as a system input for improved precision. Night-capability is available by using the X4 with thermal night vision devices as a clip-on.

Built as an external add-on solution that can be integrated onto different types of assault rifles and light machineguns, the SMASH Fire Control Systems ensures that shot accuracy will not be affected by human errors such as fatigue and stress, nor by the target movement. Fielded and operationally deployed by friendly forces worldwide, including the IDF and the US special forces, the SMASH Family of Fire Control Systems enables the platoon to be smart, precise and connected.

Presenting its SMASH family of fire control solutions that includes handheld operated, remotely controlled, robotic, and UAV-mounted systems at the Land Forces Conference, SMARTSHOOTER affirms that it is ready to support the Fire Control functions of the Australian Land 159 Tranche 2 Close Combat Family of Weapons (CCFoW).

Michal Mor, SMARTSHOOTER CEO: “We are excited to unveil and present the SMASH 3000, SMARTSHOOTER’s latest and lightest handheld fire control system, for the first time at the Australian Land Forces Conference. We have incorporated all operational and technical insights from previous versions into the system, making it even more effective while enabling significant weight and size reduction. Operational and combat-proven, the SMASH fire control systems allow infantry soldiers to swiftly and accurately neutralize their targets.”

TNVC Offering Repairs, Maintenance, and Extended Warranty on Select L3Harris Night Vision Systems

Monday, September 26th, 2022

REDLANDS, Calif., Sep 26, 2022— Tactical Night Vision Company (TNVC) announced today repair and maintenance, and extended warranty support for select L3Harris night vision systems.

Repair and maintenance support will be available for the L3Harris-produced Binocular Night Vision Device (BNVD) product line including the AN/PVS-31, 31A, 31B and 31C, BNVD-1531; the M914A and AN/PVS-14. In addition, all PVS-31, BNVD-1531, and M914A systems purchased through TNVC or one of our dealers will include an in-house five-year extended warranty.

Released for unrestricted commercial sales by TNVC in early-2021, the L3Harris BNVD-family and AN/PVS-14 (M914A) are some of the most popular and proven night vision systems in existence. These high performance L3Harris goggles are identical to those currently in service with USSOCOM and the DoD and provide end-users with critical situational awareness while conducting complex tasks under the cover of darkness. These goggles increase user safety and survivability while reducing liability by enabling end-users to clearly see, identify, and discriminate between potential threats and non-threats.

“At TNVC, we believe in a focus on the end-user and the end-user’s needs, whether they are an armed professional, lawfully-armed citizen, or recreational user. Our commitment to our customers, education, and training does not end when we’ve made a sale. Sustainment is vitally important to any kind of viable operational capability at any level, and we at TNVC are proud to be able to provide full-spectrum support to users of all walks of life,” said Augee Kim, chief operating officer for TNVC.  

Only a small number of organizations possess the training, knowledge, and equipment to properly service and maintain the BNVD. TNVC recently completed training with L3Harris’ field repairs team in Londonderry, New Hampshire on proper repair and maintenance of the BNVD family. Armed with this training and state-of-the-art diagnostic and repair equipment and specialized tools and materials to conduct these repairs, TNVC is prepared to support these systems throughout their lifecycles.

While all factory L3Harris night vision systems carry a one-year warranty, all L3Harris BNVDs (AN/PVS-31A), BNVD-1531s, and M914A MNVDs (AN/PVS-14) purchased direct from TNVC or one of our dealers will be backed by an exclusive, in-house five-year extended warranty through TNVC, retroactive to all night vision systems purchased on or after January 19th, 2021 through TNVC or a TNVC dealer.  

Like our Lifetime Limited Warranty, TNVC’s in-house five-year extended warranty on L3Harris’ finished night vision systems will cover any and all manufacturing or assembly defects, including image intensifier tubes on systems purchased through TNVC or a TNVC Dealer, providing customers with even greater confidence in their equipment and its sustainability.

TNVC is an L3Harris Factory-Direct Spare Parts Distributor:

For TNVC’s L3Harris Repair and Maintenance Service inquiries, please contact the Build, Repair, and Maintenance Team at: [email protected]

ZeroTech Optics Announces the Vengeance 5-25×56 FFP RMG

Friday, September 23rd, 2022

Affordable high magnification precision riflescopes have sparked new demand as ZeroTech Optics announces the Vengeance 5-25×56 FFP RMG to the precision shooting line of riflescopes

ZeroTech Optics is pleased to introduce our newest addition to the Vengeance family, the FFP precision rifle powerhouse 5-25x56mm riflescope!

Designed with PRS and long range enthusiasts in mind, ZeroTech Optics engineered the Vengeance 5-25x56mm riflescope to meet the demands, practicality and budget of the fastest growing shooting sport in recent times.

Each feature of the Vengeance is specifically designed to meet and exceed the expectations of a PRS and long range shooter, providing the shooter the ability to put rounds on target with speed, and most importantly, precision,

The FFP RMG reticle is unique to ZeroTech, designed in-house to meet the demands of the long-range precision and PRS shooters alike. Whether holding elevation and windage for high speed, precision shots or dialing your turrets for long range targets, the RMG reticle is the perfect blend of precision and speed.

• RMG FFP reticle

• 34mm one piece maintube

• Enhanced internal elevation travel (28 MRAD)

• Removable throw lever included

• Zero Stop

• Glass etched reticle

• Weathershield lens coating

• Available in MRAD only

• 5-25 magnification power

• 56mm objective lens

Program Manager Soldier Lethality Reorganizes

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

During this week’s Future Force Capabilities Conference presented by the National Defense Industrial Association in Austin, Texas, Program Manager Soldier Lethality COL Scott Madore briefed the audience on changes to his PM’s structure.

The structure of PEO Soldier has undergone several changes over the past few years and part of Reorg Phase III was to stand up PM Small Arms Fire Control (SAFC). SAFC is responsible for Family of Weapon Sights, Small Tactical Optical Rifle Mounted (STORM) sights, and the XM157 Next Gen Squad Weapon Fire Control (NGSW-FC).

Transitioning several program from PM Soldier Sensors and Lasers, PM SAFC will continue operations at Ft Belvoir, VA and NGSW-FC will remain at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ.

With the addition of PM SAFC, PM-SL is now has responsibility for the full life cycle of small arms, including enablers.

New 1280 Resolution Thermal Rifle Scope – Infiray Outdoor Rugged Infrared Compact Optic HD RS75 – Now Available Through iRayUSA

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

Fort Worth, TX (September 15, 2022) – iRayUSA, a Texas-based designer, manufacturer, and distributor of premium thermal night vision devices announces the release of the first commercially available 1280×1024 resolution thermal weapon sight: the Rugged Infrared Compact Optic (RICO) HD RS75. With four times the resolution of current 640×512 devices, a 12-degree horizontal field of view, and a detection range of 3,600 yards, the RICO HD is the ultimate thermal weapon sight for any distance with 1,310,720 pixels and ZERO COMPETITION.

“It’s taken more than 10 years for something to change night hunting like this” stated Angelo Brewer, Director of Operations, iRayUSA. “This jump to 1280 resolution allows for double the field of view, double the detection range, or a combination of both. InfiRay’s self-developed groundbreaking sensor technology has resulted in a thermal scope that can truly do it all” continued Brewer.

The RICO HD RS75 features a 1280×1024 12?m sensor, an ultra-high resolution 1.03-inch 2560×2560 AMOLED display, Low-distortion orthoscopic eyepiece and a 75mm f/1.0 lens that results in the perfect blend of optical performance and sensor resolution, all in the same scope. The RICO HD also offers crystal clear onboard audio recording, Wi-Fi video streaming and 128 GB of storage so you can capture every hunt.

The RICO HD 75mm has a suggested retail price of $17,999 and will be available through authorized iRayUSA dealers in October of 2022. As with all iRayUSA products, the RICO HD RS75 comes with a 5-year warranty, with a 1-week turnaround process. A full list of specifications and an authorized dealer locator can be found on the iRayUSA website,

UNITY Tactical releases the FAST Micro-S Optic Mount

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

UNITY Tactical is expanding their line of FAST™ Optic mounts with the FAST™ Micro-S Optic Mount.  The FAST™ Micro-S is specifically designed for the Aimpoint™ CompM5s, CompM5b, and Duty RDS mini red dot sights.

The FAST™ Micro-S places these taller “micro” sights at the established FAST™ height of 2.26” optical centerline above the rail.  This provides faster, easier dot or reticle acquisition while wearing night vision goggles, gas masks, plate carriers, and other gear.

The FAST™ MICRO-S is fully compatible with the entire line of FAST™ Magnifier Mounts.  The FAST™ MICRO-S is machined from 70-75 T-6 aluminum and is hard-coat anodized in Black or FDE.  The FAST™ Micro-S Mount can also be fitted with a Quick Detach Lever.  Available now at dealers and

ZeroTech Optics Expands Binocular Offerings

Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

ZeroTech Optics expands its Binocular offering to include HD options built with a primary purpose; to deliver best-in-class performance, reliability and value for outdoor enthusiasts around the world

Nashville, TN, Sept 13, 2022 – In July this year ZeroTech Optics hit the market with four new mid class binocular offerings to cater for the hunter, birder and outdoors enthusiast. Today We are excited to unveil our Thrive HD binocular series featuring industry leading ED glass boasting both durability and optical performance in all weather conditions.

THRIVE HD Optics are continuing to set new industry standards in performance, made to compete against the top performing binoculars at a fraction of the cost. We took the Thrive series core elements and introduced new, industry leading features such as the latest generation ED (Low Dispersion) glass with generous depth of field, superior low Light performance thanks to the Dielectrically Coated Bak 4 Prisms.

The addition of these features results in brilliant image quality and unparalleled user experience, we added a smoother fast focus wheel and attractive textured grip panels covering the strong however light full magnesium alloy construction provide excellent control in all conditions whilst the integrated rubber lens covers* ensure the optics remain protected from dust and debris. New to the Thrive HD series is the included flip top bino caddy harness system is the ultimate outdoor companion and makes for hands free carry and storage of basic essentials while hunting, birding or hiking.

* 10×42 and 8×42 models only

The THRIVE HD series binoculars comes in four optical configurations:
• 8x25mm (compact)
• 10x25mm (compact)
• 8x42mm
• 10x42mm

Thrive HD Optics were designed in Australia to withstand the harsh and rapidly changing environments that the country is known for, Thrive HD optics have been tested from the tropical north, through the harsh deserts to the brutal southern highlands by some of the worlds most accomplished hunters and outdoors enthusiasts. Thrive HD Optics are built to weather all conditions and be the ideal companion for your next adventure.

Backed by our Triple A lifetime warranty ZeroTech products are engineered to provide our customers with the best possible experience.

Additional features in all models include:
• ED Glass – Excellent Clarity, Field of View (FOV) and Light Transmission
• Ergonomic rubber armour
• Waterproof
• Fully Multi Coated (FBMC) lenses
• Unconditional Lifetime Warranty
• High quality flip top caddy with integrated harness and auxiliary shoulder strap included

Pricing and Availability

All up to date information can be found on our website –


ZeroTech Optics is expanding its US dealer network, contact us for dealer enquiries.

More Information

Contact us: [email protected]

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Bushnell Expands Concealment Options with New Micro Reflex Sights

Thursday, September 8th, 2022

RXC-200 and RXU-200 Compatible with Shield™ RMS or RMSc Pattern

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – September 7, 2022 – Bushnell®, an industry leader in performance optics, announces the availability of two new micro red dot sights for personal protection and concealed carry, the RXC-200 and RXU-200. The two new micro red dots expand Bushnell’s proven RX Series and are compatible with popular optics-ready pistols such as the Glock® 43, S&W Shield™, Springfield Armory Hellcat® and SIG P365™.

Designed for compact semi-auto handguns, the RXC-200 and RXU-200 work across popular optics-ready pistols with the SHIELD Reflex Mini Sight Compact (RMSC) mounting footprint and pattern. Shooters with other handguns can utilize third-party adapter plates or rail mounts to use the RXC-200 and RXU-200 across even more platforms.

At the core of the RXC-200 and RXU-200 is an efficient and clear 6 MOA dot that automatically adjusts intensity for the environment and consumes less energy when holstered or stored. True Tone coatings mitigate blue tint and maximize light transmission. The sights also boast over 50,000 hours of battery life when exposed to typical indoor ambient conditions. Both sights also feature a built-in, backup rear dovetail sight for fast alignment and peace of mind.

Both of the now-available red dots share most of the same features and specs, with the RXC-200 “Compact” featuring a 23.5mm overall height and the RXU-200 “Ultra-Compact” featuring a shorter 19.5mm overall height. Each are slim and streamlined without buttons or protrusions which could snag, but windage and elevation adjustments are easily accessible.

Built to withstand harsh conditions and unrelenting recoil, the aircraft-grade aluminum RXC-200 and RXU-200 exceed MIL-STD-810 impact and vibration requirements. Both red dots are also IPX7-rated and moisture sealed to withstand being submerged in one meter of water for 30 minutes.

The Bushnell RXC-200 and the RXU-200 reflex sights have an MSRP of $199.99. To learn more, or to see Bushnell’s full lineup of red dots, head over to