Introducing Sentinel, a third-generation active protection system (APS) offering the world’s most advanced protection of military vehicles and other ground infrastructure.
Artis’ Sentinel APS features side- and top-attack protection, and in addition to defeating fuzed threats such as ATGMs, RPGs, and recoilless rifle rounds, it can protect against loitering threats, including drones and other UAVs that carry munitions. Sentinel is also able to attack tank-fired and other kinetic rounds.
It is a digitally driven system that can quickly defend against new threats that proliferate on the battlefield, usually with just a software upgrade. This capability enhances warfighter safety and mission success, and it reduces life-cycle sustainment costs.
Sentinel’s modular design means militaries can put the A-Kit, which consists of mounting brackets and cables, on all their ground vehicles — including main battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, troop carriers and others — and easily install the Sentinel B-Kit on vehicles when they are headed to harm’s way. The system can be installed on its own, or complement other vehicle protection systems such as explosive reactor armor.
Safety is key to Sentinel’s design, and its use of dual sensors essentially eliminates the risk of false alarms, and consequently false firing. Moreover, the system’s use of extremely high-speed sensing and parallel processing help to intercept and destroy a multitude of threats close to the vehicle, affording the highest level of protection with the least collateral damage, keeping vehicle occupants, dismounted troops and civilians safe.