Home ADVERTORIAL ARES, Nero Industry’s Fire Suppression System, Now Used in 22 Countries

ARES, Nero Industry’s Fire Suppression System, Now Used in 22 Countries

by MSI

You can read the advertorial published in the October 2019 Issue of MSI Turkish Defence Review here:


The ARES Fire Suppression System developed indigenously by Nero Endüstri Savunma Sanayi A.Ş. (Nero Industry) is a patented fire suppression system containing new-generation technologies and offering protection to crew and equipment in land, air and sea vehicles. The ARES fire suppression system exported to 22 countries, is capable of suppressing explosions caused by mine blasts, combustible and caustic hazardous materials, fuel fires, shoulder-fired rocket propelled grenades, such as RPG-6s and RPG-7s and antitank guided missiles (ATGM), or any other armour-penetrating ammunition.The ARES Fire Suppression Systems developed by Nero Industry comprises of control units, detectors and extinguishers.


The system detects any explosions or fire resulting from an attack or a similar source within the vehicle through UV-IR infrared optical detectors, developed by Nero Industry. First, the system decides if the detected source of heat and light is a real fire. If the control unit determines that a real fire or explosion has occurred within the vehicle, the control unit activates pyrotechnic cylinders within the vehicle and suppresses the fire and explosion before they have the chance to inflict any harm on the crew or subsystems in the vehicle. The ARES system detects explosions in 3 milliseconds and suppress fire in less than 250 milliseconds.


The pyrotechnic cylinders contain either FM200, HFC 227 EA or HFC 236 FA gases, which are harmless to human health. AFFF (Aqueous Film-Forming Foam) liquid fire extinguishers are used in cylinders placed at the outside of the vehicle. Human safety is always the number one priority for Nero Industry. The concentration levels of the gases within tubes, the speed of dispersion and the position of the tubes are analysed for each individual project, and unique solutions are developed to ensure the protection of human health. Nero Industry’s products meet EMI/EMC standards and have MIL-STD-461F and MIL-STD-810G certificates.


The ARES systems developed for land platforms can be integrated with all kinds of land vehicles, including armoured vehicles as main battle tanks, armoured personnel carriers, tactical wheeled armoured vehicles, mine-resistant and ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles and self-propelled howitzers, as well as logistic purpose vehicles. Furthermore, ARES systems are applied to crew compartments, ammunition compartments, the outer surface of the vehicle and tires, the engine compartment, and fuel tank compartments.


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