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Silent Sentinel to provide Rheinmetall A-UGV with advanced threat detection

Posted 16 May 2022

British threat detection specialist Silent Sentinel has been awarded a contract to provide a unique multi-sensor electro-optical platform for Rheinmetall Canada’s Mission Master SP Autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV), as part of the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Robotic Platoon Vehicles (RPV) programme.

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Silent Sentinel will be equipping the Mission Master SP with a range of sensors, some of which have been designed specifically for this contract, which Silent Sentinel is able to do as a true end-to-end manufacturer with in-house design and engineering resources. Silent Sentinel’s platform will have full integration capabilities for the Rheinmetall Mission Master SP and provides leading-edge threat detection, recognition and identification at long ranges and in all weather and lighting conditions.

The contract forms part of an order placed by the British Army for the final phase of the RPV programme, known as Spiral 3. The RPV programme is a three-phase experiment to determine the extent to which unmanned vehicles can boost the combat effectiveness and capabilities of dismounted troops at platoon level.

This is not the first time that Silent Sentinel has partnered with Rheinmetall Canada, having been awarded a contract to provide electro-optics for the Mission Master in 2020. This new contract is a testament to the Silent Sentinel’s expertise in providing advanced and easily integrated vehicle-mounted systems for use in a wide range of operational scenarios.

James Longcroft, Sales Director at Silent Sentinel said: “We are pleased once again to be partnering with Rheinmetall Canada in providing our best-in-class electro-optical platforms to the Mission Master. This contract represents yet another step in our mission to be a provider of advanced technology as standard on our products, and is proof of our agility in supplying easily-integrated platforms for vehicle-mounted operations.”



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