Chemring and GD partner to develop real-time video intelligence system

16 July 2014 (Last Updated July 16th, 2014 18:30)

Chemring Technology Solutions has collaborated with General Dynamics (GD) Mediaware to develop a next-generation tactical video exploitation system.

Chemring Technology Solutions has collaborated with General Dynamics (GD) Mediaware to develop a next-generation tactical video exploitation system.

The collaboration combines Chemring's visual target analysis (VTA) 2.0 system, with GD's digital video exploitation (D-VEX) system to track vehicles and personnel in real-time using video streams from manned or unmanned aircraft.

The new system is expected to automatically alert operators to moving vehicles and personnel in high-pressure motion intelligence gathering and analysis environments.

"D-VEX is a portable video exploitation system designed to help troops in capturing and management of full motion video from airborne ISR platforms."

Chemring Technology Solutions product manager Martin Ward said: "Chemring Technology Solutions' collaboration with General Dynamics Mediaware's D-VEX's intelligent video technology will further enable surveillance platform owners to extract significant value from the large volumes of full motion video captured from sensors deployed in the field."

General Dynamics Mediaware chief technology officer Kevin Moore said: "Chemring Technology Solutions' unique approach in VTA 2.0 gives D-VEX the enhanced ability to track and map vehicle and personnel movement, providing the operators and analysts who are working under extreme pressure with mission-critical actionable intelligence in near real-time."

D-VEX is a portable video exploitation system designed to help troops in capturing and management of full motion video (FMV) from airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms on the battlefield.

As well as enabling the operators export all recorded metadata to enterprise FMV systems, D-VEX also allows for detailed forensic analysis due to its comprehensive search and mark-up capabilities.

The combination with Chemring's moving target indicator system is expected to help mission operators and analysts quickly transform raw video data into actionable intelligence, saving time, money and resources.

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