Military video surveillance systems have become the most widely used defence technology in 2010 with worldwide sales of $7.7bn, according to a new defence report.
The Visiongain "Military Video Surveillance Systems Market 2010-2020: Full-Motion Video for ISR" report found that video surveillance capability has significantly increased through the deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).
US military operating in Iraq and Afghanistan is expected to increase the size of its UAV fleet from 40 in 2009 to at least 50 by the end of 2011.
These systems features a full-motion video (FMV) camera with advanced motion-imagery capabilities that support ground and airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.
Equipped with an FMV capability, the UAV analyses the video data collected by a wide range of sensors mounted on a variety of platforms in the air or on the ground.
The expansion of the usage of video surveillance systems is also demanding advances in storage technologies and the development of video analytics systems to automatically analyse the data, according to the report.