Because of the growth of full-motion video among the world’s armed forces, the global military video surveillance systems’ market will reach $8.81 billion during 2012, says a report by Visiongain, an independent business information provider.
Full-motion video has come to play an indispensable role in the “all-source intelligence blend” available to commanders, says the report—The Military Video Surveillance Systems Market 2012-2022: Full Motion Video for ISR.
In addition, growth in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance is a key driver of the growth in FMV traffic in recent years, the report says. Also, the demand for continued access to the situational awareness provided by military video surveillance systems, and the continued growth in surveillance assets will drive strong markets over the next decade, according to the report.
However, analyzing the large volume of video data being generated by the wide range of sensors mounted on a variety of platforms is a considerable challenge faced by militaries around the world, the report says. Therefore, video data-management systems must first provide clarity to the raw data by improving the efficiency with which that data can then be analyzed and facilitating the dissemination of the intelligence to all those that need it, the report adds.
However, those activities are not without challenges such as the military bandwidth becoming further strained by the high volumes of video data and control signals for unmanned platforms, the study says.