One typical lightweight Digital Video Recorder is offered by Tactronics. This DVR can store up to 26 hours of full motion video on a 60 GB 2.5″ hard disk. It can be mounted on aircraft, naval platforms or AFVs, connecting directly to the video source (weapon’s sight, surveillance equipment etc.). This system uses removable recording media to transfer files to an associated docking station for review.
The ‘Mission Witness’ is a typical solid-state recorder recently introduced by RADA Electronic Systems for field applications. RADA is offering the system, which is a derivative of its avionic Net-Centric Digital Recorder (NCDR), to support video capture from vehicular military platforms. The system uses solid-state memory and has no moving parts, thus offering very high resistance to shock and vibration damage. Its built-in processor can be used as a network server that offers shared memory for other systems on board. RADA recently demonstrated this system in a RAFAEL built “Interceptor” armored patrol vehicle based on the armored Humvee.
NCDR was integrated with the patrol vehicle’s remotely controlled weapon station and acoustic gunshot detector. ‘Mission Witness’ can record up to 11 channels simultaneously, including six video channels, two voice channels and three data channels. It can also monitor and record all vehicle and weapons employment details. These recorders can be integrated in combat vehicles to augment and enhance their operability, for training, and for post-mission debriefing.
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