The Sentinel dropsuit is a second-generation solution designed to withstand concentrated small arms fire and protect the wearer from the concussive, thermal, and impact forces of low-grade explosives. Additionally, its power-assisted exoskeleton facilitates usage of the heaviest caliber personal weapons.
Designed for maximum energy absorption, the Caldari Sentinels shielding system features an elevated saturation threshold, allowing it to dissipate a greater amount of energy in order to maintain overall shield integrity. Additionally, highly efficient refraction systems make subtle adjustments to the overlapping fields that comprise the shielding surface area, diverting minute amounts of incoming energy and dampening the effective damage of certain small arms fire.
Heavy dropsuits lack the mobility of lighter suits, but this trade-off results in a defensive system that defies standard infantry conventions. No other classification of personal armor can claim to be able to stand toe-to-toe with enemy vehicles and survive.