Data storage solutions and recording devices are essential for the acquisition, processing, storage, and transmission of critical mission data.

Military-grade data recording and storage assist military commanders and warfighters in decision making on the battlefield.

Finding data storage companies and military-grade data storage systems

Army Technology has listed the leading suppliers of data storage systems and recorders, based on its experience in the sector.

The list includes suppliers of data recorders, storage systems, and encryption technologies for use in military applications.

The information available in the download is useful for manufacturers and operators of army vehicles, unmanned ground vehicles, procurement officers, fleet managers, engineers, and others involved in the acquisition and maintenance of data recording and storage devices.

The download contains detailed information on the manufacturers and suppliers and their products and services, along with their contact details.

Related Buyer’s Guides which cover an extensive range of military technology, manufacturers and systems can also be found here.

Data storage solutions

Data recording and storage products and services meant for military and defense applications include:

  • PC memory cards, digital, microSD cards
  • Flash storage products
  • Tape drives
  • Servers, network attached storage (NAS), direct attached storage
  • Rugged serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) solid state drives and modules
  • Rugged servers and data transfer systems
  • Mission data processing units
  • Docking stations and download stations        

Military application of data recording and data storage technologies

Military data storage solutions can be used to retrieve, archive and process mission data, digital video, and intelligence in real time to support military missions.

NAS systems are useful for applications that require sharing of critical data in harsh ground mobile environments.

The data recorders and storage systems can be integrated into the electronic systems onboard ground-based crewed vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, aircraft, and ground control stations.

Solid state recorders support missions such as intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR), radar data acquisition, and electronic warfare (EW).

Security of data storage solutions

Memory devices feature software and hardware security layers to protect them from virus and prevent access to unauthorised users.

Security features such as encryption technology protect critical and classified data from unauthorised access, which is incredibly important within the context of the modern defence industry.

Filters are used to protect potential data loss caused by voltage spikes and long voltage surges in ground vehicles.