British company Silent Sentinel, through its US subsidiary, has been selected as a provider for the USAF ‘Build the Base of the Future’ challenge, the company announced on 4 November.
Part of the Phosonic Perimeter Security Sensors and Analytics Platfom (PSSAP) team, Silent Sentinel will provide electro-optical and infrared components and tracking functions for perimeter security solutions for the ‘Base Security and Defense’ segment of the challenge, organised by AFWERX, the USAF centre for fostering innovation.
Calling for solutions to build an agile and responsive air base of the future, safeguarded efficiently from threats ranging from explosives and shooters to cyber risks, the challenge focused on six topics: Base Security; Installation Resilience; Leveraging Technology for Operational Effectiveness; Reverse Engineering; Culture of Innovation; and Airman and Family Wellbeing. The proposals selected to advance in the challenge demonstrate innovative solutions across a range of specialist areas, including security technology.
Silent Sentinel is a well-established provider of surveillance and security systems, with products already exported to over 50 countries worldwide. With headquarters in the UK, the company recently opened an office in Orlando as part of its wider commitment to supporting its North American customer base.
Managing Director, Paul Elsey, commented: “The ‘Build the Base of the Future’ Challenge has provided a timely opportunity to showcase Silent Sentinel’s electro-optical expertise. We are committed to growing our footprint in the United States, providing innovative and reliable security systems to suit the needs of the US Department of Defense.”