British surveillance company Silent Sentinel has been awarded a significant contract to supply a bespoke multi-sensor electro-optic platform for leading defence manufacturer Rheinmetall Canadas latest Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV).
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Silent Sentinel’s platform will have full integration capabilities for the Rheinmetall Mission Master – Armed Reconnaissance Autonomous - Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV) of Rheinmetall’s UGV range.
The programme is currently ongoing with the first units of Silent Sentinel’s platform already deployed and operational. Silent Sentinel are anticipating further deliveries of their product by the end of 2021.
Silent Sentinel’s offering includes a dual Electro-Optic/Infra-Red camera payload, a laser range finder and a panoramic full ring camera that provides 360º surveillance, all on one Jaegar pan and tilt unit.
This contract is the first for Silent Sentinel in this area as they continue to push into the unmanned sector. As the demand for high-quality electro-optics grows, Silent Sentinel are proving to be a leader in the field, providing advanced and easily integrated systems which can be adapted and utilised in all scenarios. Silent Sentinel are already recognised for their broad offering of easily interchangeable modular options that meet the needs of each customer.
Silent Sentinel has confirmed that they will be providing through-life support for their platforms which will be manufactured at their site in Hertfordshire. This partnership will also have the added benefit of sustaining the current 50-strong Silent Sentinel workforce, which has grown continuously throughout the year despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Silent Sentinel is a well-established provider of surveillance and security systems, specialising in both cooled and uncooled long-range thermal camera platforms, with products already exported to over 50 countries worldwide.
James Longcroft, Sales Director at Silent Sentinel said: “The future of defence is developing rapidly and Silent Sentinel is proud to be supporting advanced unmanned technology. As the nature of the battlefield changes we stand ready to support our Armed Forces and allies with the best possible imaging equipment, increasing situational awareness on the ground.”