HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. Army has awarded Artis a contract valued up to $31.96 million for work to install and characterize its Iron Curtain active protection system onto an Army fighting vehicle, according to a news release issued by the company.
“This contract will help inform Army leadership on the Iron Curtain system and its capabilities, in an effort to protect our troops,” said company president Keith Brendley.
He said that the first phase of the contract will deal with installing the system onto a fighting vehicle and characterizing how it performs under various scenarios. The intent of the first phase is to inform Army leadership of the Iron Curtain’s installed performance. Other phases, dealing with additional testing and low-risk development, would be executed at the request of the Army, depending on needs, funding and program progress. “The contract offers the Army the flexibility to test and expand Iron Curtain’s effectiveness, if requested.”
The contract will be overseen by the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research and Development Center (TARDEC) and PEO Ground Combat Systems.
“The employees at Artis are proud of the opportunity to install and evaluate active protection on an Army fighting vehicle. This effort will lead to a new, life-saving capability for soldiers deployed throughout the world,” said Brendley.
Iron Curtain’s unique design features an extremely low risk of collateral damage, knocking threats down inches from their target. In addition, Iron Curtain’s use of dual sensors essentially eliminates the risk of false alarms. Iron Curtain has performed well during Army and other government testing.
About Artis, LLC
Founded in 1999, Artis is an American-owned company specializing in advanced real-time information systems for commercial and defense markets. By managing time in microseconds, the company provides innovative solutions to long-ingrained problems in the areas of active protection, highway safety and environmental sensing. For more information, visit: www.artisllc.com.