Military Video Surveillance Systems Market $7.7bn in 2010

Full-Motion Video for ISR’ reveals one of the new emerging technologies to come out of the growth in ground and airborne surveillance and in particular the increase in UAV deployment.
Assessed is that worldwide sales of military video surveillance systems will reach a total value of $7.7bn in 2010 and expects to see continuing demand in the global marketplace for military video surveillance systems.
Armed forces have long made use of video cameras in various weapon systems, but the development of advanced motion-imagery capabilities that support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions is a relatively new phenomenon. Full-motion video (FMV) has come to play an indispensable role in the all-source intelligence blend available to military decision-makers.
The rapid expansion in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) equipped with video surveillance capabilities has been a key driver of the dramatic growth in FMV traffic in recent years. The US Air Force (USAF) intends to increase the number of patrols flown by its remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) fleet in Iraq and Afghanistan from 40 in 2009 to at least 50 by the end of 2011.
Analysing the huge volume of video data that is being generated by a wide range of sensors mounted on a variety of platforms in the air or on the ground is a growing challenge for defence ministries around the world. The bandwidth of radio and satellite based communications systems are being stretched. Vast quantities of video data are also being accumulated at an increasing rate requiring advances in storage technologies. Video analytics systems to automatically analyse the vide data are also being developed and enhanced.
The acceleration in military FMV collection has presented armed forces with a range of technological challenges that must be overcome. At the same time, the high level of activity in this dynamic sector represents a host of exciting business opportunities for companies ranging from major defence contractors to smaller data and video management specialists.
Source : ASD Media New Market Research Available on

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