PureTech Systems Integrates With General Dynamics Cameras

PureTech Systems Inc., a leading manufacturer of geospatial video analytic software, announced that it has integrated its PureActiv geospatial surveillance solution with General Dynamics Global Imaging Technology’s line of VZ-series mid- to long-range cooled electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) multi-sensor camera systems.

US Army Developing ‘Pocket-Sized’ Video Surveillance Drone

Miniature surveillance helicopters help protect frontline troops. The US Army has developed a "pocket-sized aerial surveillance device" for combat troops operating in "challenging ground environments." Researchers at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center in Massachusetts are working on the "The Cargo Pocket Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance program," or CP-ISR, to develop a mobile […]

U.S. Demand For ISR Technology Shifting From Military To Counter-Terrorism And Analysts

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 21 Jan. 2014. U.S. demand for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) video analytics solutions for processing and communicating full-motion video has increased significantly in the U.S., primarily for counter-terrorism, market analysts say. Necessary intelligence to fend off increasing terror attacks sustains the market and presents future commercial market opportunity, according to analysts at market researcher Frost & Sullivan in Mountain View, Calif. The report U.S. ISR Video Analytics from Frost & Sullivan says that despite reduced U.S. military ISR spending, that the need to provide actionable, real-time intelligence to U.S. troops on the ground is main driver for the market. The number of systems that gather video through sensors and platforms have grown from a few dozen systems a decade ago to thousands today, Frost & Sullivan analysts point out. The defense budget for ISR technology will reduce to $837.5 million in 2018 from $1.2 billion in 2012, as combat operations in Afghanistan cease over the next few years and forces are withdrawn. "The vast amount of video analytics equipment used in Iraq and Afghanistan to warn troops of impending threats and allow them to locate targets will soon return to the U.S.," says John Hernandez, Frost & Sullivan’s aerospace & defense senior industry analyst. "Converting these tools into useful assets that can protect the homeland will open up lucrative opportunities in the commercial sector." In fact, the importance of video surveillance, electro-optical/infrared technologies, and the exploitation of social media within the country is growing considering […]

Arms Industry Shows Off Next-Gen Drones In London Expo

Reconnaissance gadgets and robotic warfare devices are getting smaller by the year, with James Bond like technology being offered to a wide range of buyers, from police forces to special military units. The market place for such technology has become Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEi) exhibition held at ExCel London. The international exhibition has established itself as the leading platform to view and purchase state of the art equipment from the world’s defense and security industry. Held from September 10-13, it showcased 1,391 exhibitors to almost 30,000 visitors from 121 countries. This year, the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) conference was also held as part of the DSEi and has focused on future capabilities, including civilian applications of drones as well as technological innovations. The UAS 2,000 m2 event became a one-stop store for anyone seeking to work with the Remotely Piloted Air Systems industry. The Unmanned Systems Showcase held number demonstrations of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Unmanned Ground Vehicles, as well as other gadgets that are to be deployed in various security environment and scenarios. “Technological advances, operational imperatives and budgetary constraints are driving ever greater reliance on UAVs in military operations. UAVs are increasingly being depended upon to deliver capabilities that formerly relied on manned platforms. As their strategic importance increases, the UAS industry must respond to deliver systems that are ever more cost effective, dependable and survivable,” one of the sponsors of the event, Cranfield University, said at the conference. As unmanned drones continue to […]