Artis, LLC

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Artis, LLC
Privately held company
Industry Defense, health care
Founded 1999
Headquarters Herndon, Virginia, United States
Key people
Keith Brendley (CEO), Jed Marti (co-founder)
Products Active Protection Systems, R&D products

Artis, LLC is a research and development company located in Herndon, Virginia. Founded in 1999, the company often utilizes applied research and creates products for defense and commercial markets.


One of the company's products is Iron Curtain, an active protection system designed to defeat attacks from rocket-propelled grenades, tandem RPGs and other recoilless rifle systems. In April 2013, it was reported the company achieved a perfect score during U.S. government testing.[1][2]

The company also engages in systems analysis, and has developed several health care solutions, including MOCOVE—a technology designed to mitigate effects from motion sickness. The project was funded through a Small Business Innovation Research grant.[3]


  1. ^ "Vehicle protection system excels". U.P.I. May 1, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-08. 
  2. ^ "Iron Curtain Successful in Firing Tests". Defense Update. April 29, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-08. 
  3. ^ "SBIR/STTR". U.S. Government. 2001. Retrieved 2014-10-07. 

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