Artemis is a new generation IRST (Infra Red Search and Track) based on a full stare sensor suite and advanced real time algorithms for automatic detection and tracking.
Artemis is designed to provide full tactical situation awareness for simultaneous surface and air surveillance. Directly connected to the Combat Management System, the IRST is able to provide confirmed tracks at long range on threats such as anti-ship sea skimming missile, fighter or small craft, and to deliver images to the crew to improve situation awareness.
Artemis uses three sensor units fixed on a mast or topside structure to achieve 360°surveillance coverage in azimuth, with each connected to a central processing unit by a fibre-optic link. The individual sensor units each contain a medium waveband (3-5 µm) cooled infrared camera, covering a sector of 120°in azimuth and 25°in elevation and updating at a rate of 10 Hz.