Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems

Solutions for Strategic and Tactical Mission Requirements

Our tailor-made solutions for ISR applications support strategic and tactical mission requirements, as well as the generation and dissemination of command information at all levels.

IMINT KDB© - Boosting Infrastructure Recognition

IMINT KDB© is a sophisticated solution for easy and rapid recognition and identification of infrastructures from satellite or aerial images. It has been designed according to operational user feedback and is based on over 15 years of experience.

Recognition/Identification:

With its files structured using NATO categories, IMINT KDB helps the image analyst in recognition and identification of specific features on satellite and aerial imagery andsupports the creation and illustration of intelligence reports.

Knowledge Capture:

The integration of specific content into the database (e.g. image capture, process or methodology description, comments from the image analyst) allows the knowledge conservation within the unit.

Internal Self Training:

Supports initial training to new entrants or lifelong training allowing sharing of knowledge amongst the team.

IMINT KDB© key features:

  • Comprehensive database with more than 2,500 elements available including almost 2 Gigabytes of media (images, animations, PDF, Kmz...)
  • Enrichment possible through tools to collect, save, organise and share knowledge
  • Intuitive MMI
  • Interoperable: Connector to Fortion® Image Analyst available

Your advantages with IMINT KDB©:

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Fast & Efficient: Easy and rapid recognition and identification of objects in the images

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Capitalisation of knowledge: Close and secured cooperation amongst teams thanks to shared knowledge

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Significant reduction of cost and time due to intuitive operations and easy access to knowledge

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RECCE Engine© - Identify Mobile Targets at First Sight

RECCE Engine© is our innovative system that supports image analysts in the rapid and reliable recognition of mobile assets in images or videos.

It provides the image analyst with full confidence in the identification of a given class of equipment (Navy, Army and Air Force) thanks to an intuitive and simple interface.

The following categories are supported:

  • Air recognition keys and descriptions for aircrafts, helicopters, drones and vertical start and landing (VTOL/STOL) objects
  • Land recognition keys and descriptions of armoured vehicles (e.g. infantry carrier, personal carrier, missiles)
  • Sea recognition keys and descriptions of military ships and submarines (e.g. cruiser, destroyer, patrol, support)

RECCE© Engine key features:

Recognition Improvement

  • Support for the identification and recognition of infrastructures
  • Recognition keys defined by Airbus Defence and Space image analyst experts
  • Automatic suppression of non-pertinent criteria
  • Over 1,000 pieces of equipment already described
  • Intuitive MMI

Interoperable

  • Connector to Fortion® Image Analyst available
  • Connection to Jane’s Database when available, for further information concerning the recognised equipment
  • Enrichment possible with RECCE Writer

Your advantages with RECCE© Engine:

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Fast &Efficient: Easy and rapid recognition of mobile objects in the images

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Capitalisation of knowledge

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Significant reduction of cost and time due to intuitive operations and easy access to knowledge

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Fortion® MediaMining - Your System for Advanced Intelligence Exploitation

Fortion® MediaMining is a solution to collect, process and analyse huge amounts of heterogeneous data, thanks to dedicated exploitation and analysis capabilities. It supports the fight against asymmetric threats (terrorism, piracy, criminal organisations) and provides capabilities for the permanent survey of adversary countries or organisations to capitalise knowledge for improved decision making.

Fortion® MediaMining can be used in operations as a standalone system (translation tool, for example) or as an intelligence cell dedicated to unstructured data exploitation within the theatre of operations (HUMINT, tactical COMINT) or in home countries (OSINT, strategic COMINT).

Fortion® MediaMining key features:

  • Data Processing: Information extraction with recognition of entities of interest (person, place, organisation, event, equipment), semantic analysis, automatic translation tools, speech to text, video/ audio filtering, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), speaker identification
  • Data Collection: Capitalisation in knowledge database offering advanced functionalities (advanced text search with facet, semantic search, visual search, multimedia search, spatial view of entities, network view of entities, information correlation)
  • Automatic creation of relational diagrams
  • Interoperability: Interoperable with Fortion® Workflow and Fortion® DataShare

Your advantages with Fortion® MediaMining:

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Fast & Efficient: Comprehensive solution for data processing, supports multiple (and rare) languages and dialects as well as automatic or manual processing of text, image, audio and video content

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Adaptable & Flexible: Based on an open framework and able to integrate into your tool. Flexible and scalable to tackle the “big data” challenge

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Compliant with Military Standards: STANAG 2433/AINTP-3(B)

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I4D - GEOINT Data Management Systems

I4D (Intelligence for Decision) product suite is a powerful set of systems for multi-source data management, visualisation, analysis and fusion, allowing smart decision making.

I4D provides a consistent ‘ecosystem’ to manage and exploit satellite imagery or any geo-located information. Its modular and scalable systems means it is completely adaptable to exactly fit your needs.

Depending on your requirements, there are different product options:

  • I4D Explorer: 3D virtual globe to visualise, manipulate, analyse and merge geospatial and temporal data, whatever their source, type and format.
  • I4D Web: Light client version of I4D Explorer, allowing web access to the key functions of catalogue access, data display, and image ordering through a web interface.
  • I4D Data Centre: Dedicated tool to store, catalog and manage all kinds of geographical or geo-located data (satellite image products, maps, intelligence data, etc.).
  • I4D Work Order Information System: Management tool of satellite image requests interfaced with satellite planning and production systems.

Your advantages with I4D:

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Modular: Consistent ecosystem that adapts exactly to your needs

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User-friendly: Single interface for data fusion from multiple data sources, raster & vector; effective and simple to use virtual globe

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Large Data Access: Safe and reliable environment able to manage and access large volumes of data; privileged access to Airbus data and services

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Fortion® Image Analyst - Exploitation of Multi-Sensor Imagery Data

Fortion® Image Analyst is a modern, user friendly software for the exploitation of multi-sensor imagery data and the creation of Image Intelligence (IMINT) products. Providing advanced image and data analysis the software meets the specific needs of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Joint Forces.

Through its connection to Fortion® DataShare and Workflow modules, the system can request all kinds of intelligence data (images, video clips, GMTI1 plots, tracks, AIS, Link 16 data), receive tasks and disseminate specific added-value images or video as well as exploitation reports.

Fortion® Image Analyst key features:

  • Advanced multi-source exploitation
  • Accurate measurements within images and videos (distance, angle, speed, height, volume)
  • 3D geographical location in the displayed images
  • Integration of ATR (Automatic Target Recognition) functionality

Your advantages with Fortion® Image Analyst:

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Modular: Open architecture, core functions for map, image and video handling (2D/3D)

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Flexible: Works on various devices, systems and networks

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Multi-sensors Modelling and Processing: Possible extension to new satellites, other reporting formats

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Interoperable, with proven compliance to industry (OGC) and NATO STANAGS

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Fortion® Image Analyst Lite - Image Analysis and Annotation

Images Analyst Lite is an efficient application designed to extract information from satellite images regardless of your experience in geographic imaging.

Fast display and easy manipulation

With a state of the art technology, Image Analyst Lite allows quick access to large amount of data in a very simple way. Images of 20 GB in JPEG2000 or maps containing more than 30 000 objects are rapidly displayed, easily and quickly browsed, zoomed in and zoomed out.

Easy report creation

With no complex pre-processing or pre-treatment, Image Analyst Lite allows you to analyse native satellite products and publish intelligence reports using standard formats. You can immediately start to examine the image, create a complex vector map with semantics and prepare a report using standards tools.

Installation and training time optimisation

Its intuitive and powerful interface provides a significant reduction of training time for all users of your organisation, making satellite data accessible to all end users and decision makers. Image Analyst Lite can work on a standalone station, but can also be used for a group with a simple file server. No need to maintain a complex infrastructure.

Fortion® Image Analyst Lite key features:

  • Image analysis and annotation
  • Change detection tools
  • Major file format supported including GeoTIFF, JPEG2000, NITF, CADRG, ECW
  • Publish to Geospatial PDF, JPEG2000, GeoTIFF, Shapefile, KML, KMZ
  • High performance 3D preview
  • Compatible with the WMS Map Servers

Your advantages with Fortion® Image Analyst Lite:

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Efficiency: Lower the time necessary to produce an Intelligence report

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Use native satellite products of all the main providers

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Infrastructure and mobile target recognition
when connected to RECCE Engine© and IMINT KDB©
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User-friendly: Easy of use, learn, install and manage.
Available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese
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Fortion® SuRVIn

Fortion® SuRVIn is a combat-proven ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) product suite which provides Real-Time Situational Awareness by detecting, locating, tracking and identify all types of air, surface and ground objects.

By collecting, processing, analysing and providing information and intelligence it enables decision superiority to every level of operations and command, be it strategic or tactical/ operational.

Fortion SuRVIn products are used in the following context:

  • Airborne Strategic ISR (e.g. AWACS)
  • Country-wide Strategic ISR
  • Tactical / operational ISR

Fortion® SuRVIn Key Features:

  • Easy integration of various sensors (Radar, ELINT, COMINT, ADS-B, AIS, Data Links, GMTI, SAR, IR, Image and Video …)
  • Collection and fusion of all data in Real-Time
  • Covering the whole Intelligence Cycle: Planning, Collection, Processing & Analysis and Dissemination
  • Generation of a Common Operational Picture (COP)
 
  • Integration of high-precision Airbus satellite data
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • International standards and interfaces (e.g. NATO STANAGs), accredited by NATO

Your advantages with Fortion® SuRVIn:

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Superior situational awareness under real-time conditions

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Scalable from Countrywide networked system to single software suite modules

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Useable on flying platforms (Aircraft, Helicopter, UAVs), ground stations (deployable shelters or trucks), ships and distributed ground surveillance systems

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Can be used to interconnect various platforms and systems to share situational picture

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Fortion® SuRVIn ABI

The need for a comprehensive situational awareness of fused real-time sensor information and intelligence data is the main driver for Fortion® SuRVIn Activity Based Intelligence (ABI). Given the vast amount of information collected and stored by modern sensors, many customers still lack using this data to their favour. We provide data storage and smart data analytics solutions based on Smart Data technology. Our leading edge algorithms provide means to turn the sensor information to a game changer by using it in combination with the real-time data and provide the results where they are needed: on our customers’ platforms, wherever they may be.

Fortion® SuRVIn ABI Key Features:

  • Real-time Situational Awareness based on Multi Source Fusion and processing of any sensor data type like e.g. Radar (primary, IFF, passive), AIS, ESM, Datalink, GMTI, NFFI, ADS-B, ELINT, COMINT, Sonar, Images, …
  • Various possible implementations:
    • Integrated with Fortion® SuRVIn products as complete surveillance/mission system on an ISR platform or in a shelter
    • Integrated with any legacy C2ISR system (Air, Naval, Ground)
    • Standalone software suite with a web interface, running on servers or in a public or private cloud
  • Provision of Activity Based Intelligence using Machine/Deep Learning algorithms, rule based anomaly detection, enhanced kinematic prediction
  • Enhancement of Situation Awareness Picture with Satellite & UAS Images, WorldDEM and SAR data

Your advantages with Fortion® SuRVIn ABI:

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Combination of real-time situational awareness with long-term sensor based intelligence information

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Information superiority through exploitation of intelligence information and usage of Smart Data technology 

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Data Analytics discover and visualize hidden information in large scale multi-source datasets

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Pattern-of-life analysis for recognised surveillance objects

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Fortion® Workflow is the solution for directing sensors and exploitation capabilities. The Intelligence Request Management & Collection Management (IRM & CM) process is the corner stone of effective Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JISR). It enables the direction of sensors collecting raw intelligence and exploitation stations providing elaborated intelligence from the entire coalition across all the military echelons. IRM & CM is responsible for:

  • Consolidating the intelligence requirements coming from the commander or from other units
  • Refining these requirements
    • Tasking the intelligence resources of the coalition (sensors or exploitation capabilities)
    • Monitoring the collection and exploitation tasks
    • Matching the intelligence production with the initial requirements
    • Giving feedback to the commander in due time

This is the basis of the never ending intelligence loop as illustrated by the figure on the right.

Fortion® Workflow key features:

Interoperability

  • Fortion® Workflow solution provides efficient capability for both IRM and CM

Exploitation capabilities

  • Automatic planning optimisation
  • Feasibility analysis: sensor constraints checking, availability of sensors, technical capabilities
  • Simulation of collection plan

Your advantages with Fortion® Workflow:

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Standardisation
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Military Coalition
Contribute to information superiority
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Fortion® DataShare

Fortion® DataShare is the solution for storing and exchanging geospatial information in a multi-site or multi-organisation environment. It provides coherent interfaces to store, search, disseminate and exchange the following type of information:

  • Imagery (spatial, airborne, handheld, maps, etc.)
  • Video clips or streams
  • Documents and reports
  • Ground Moving Target Indicators and tracks
  • Intelligence Request Management & Collection management information Fortion® DataShare is especially built to share information efficiently across a Wide Area Network and to operate in highly sensitive environments.

Fortion® CSD is the version using NATO datamodel and security mechanism, dedicated to NATO members.

Fortion® DataShare key features:

Efficient data management

  • Long term data storage
  • Efficient information exchange
  • Fine grain security enforcement
  • Data administrations

Adaptability

  • Compliant with standards

Your advantages with Fortion® DataShare:

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Fully integrated solution for handling geospatial information

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Scalable from a light computer to large multi-sites infrastructure

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Long term storage

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Security

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Fortion® MSSV

Fortion® MSSV is an operational system dedicated to land forces in charge of surveillance of sensitive areas. It is specifically designed for missions where sensor mobility is required.

It offers the capability of observation, detection, tracking, lassification, identification, decision and action/response (OODA-Loop) against security threats.

It is applied in Border Surveillance, Camp Protection, Critical Area Surveillance and Terrorist Tracking. Integrated in an all-terrain vehicle the solution ensures reliable performance, even amid challenging off-road conditions.

Equipped with a stabilization system and a shelter, the system can operate as a light stand-alone Operational Centre in any terrain from varying locations in the Area Of Responsibility (AOR). It represents an agile mobile surveillance solution perfectly adapted to desert environments and the requirements of wide surveillance areas. It provides increased surveillance capabilities for quick reaction.

Fortion® MSSV key features:

Very High performance detection and identification

  • Ground surveillance radar for automatic detection, classification and tracking
  • Framework for:

--Typically BOR-A (Thales) or equivalent

  • High resolution infrared and daylight low light cameras with Eye-Safe Laser Range Finder for identification

--Typically FLIR or equivalent

  • Sensors information is displayed to allow operators to focus on relevant targets within the SURV Software

High mobility

  • MSSV is an all-terrain vehicle based on a Mercedes Zetros 6x6, allowing best performance for off-road difficult accesses

Complete view – Friendly HMI

  • Dual screen workstations enable a clear and detailed view of the AOR
  • Dedicated camera window displays the video flow and enables a quick access to camera controls, tunings and tools.

Communication

  • Various communication means (from V/UHF radio to broadband satellite transmission ) can be easily integrated

Your advantages with Fortion® MSSV:

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Can be used as an operational Center in its area of  responsibility to coordinate Rapid Response Vehicle

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Easy to deploy and  autonomous solution to rapidly secure specific fields of operation
 
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Can be operated by a crew of two
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Integrated mobile surveillance solution, combined with a mobile command and control center
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SAMSARA®

SAMSARA® is an on-board surveillance system used for Defence & Security and Civil & Commercial missions (Coast/border/critical infrastructures surveillance, Riot control, firefighting, Search & Rescue operations, illegal trafficking, Fishery protection, monitoring of powerlines/pipelines/mine sites). Its flexible ans scalable multi-sensor architecture is customisable to customers' requirements (mission, platform, sensor) and adaptable to legacy platforms. It provides tactical situation awareness, sensor command & control and supervision functionalities.

2 products are available:

  • SAMSARA® 100: on-board surveillance for samll aircrafts and helicopters
  • SAMSARA® 200: flexible mission system to fit complex para-public or military applications

SAMSARA® key benefits:

  • On board sensors management
  • Tactical situation management
  • Multiple targets management
  • Autonomous navigation aid and tactical data management
  • Communication via SatCom (BLOS) or LOS
  • Mono or multi console solution

Your advantages with SAMSARA®:

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Ergonomic MMI (designed with end-users) and moving map

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Ressources optimization: One single console for monitoring of all payloads by only one operator
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On-ground real time mission monitoring

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SAFEcommand™ - Software Solutions for Public Safety & Homeland Security Operations

SAFEcommand™ is a set of component applications and services that ensure the effective deployment of Command & Control information to mobile resources in-the-field.

SAFEcommand™ can assist public safety, government and emergency planning and response organisations to meet their critical "duty of care" objectives through the provision of real-time location intelligence for integrated operations planning and response as well as full mobile data.

SAFEcommand™ key Features:

  • Integrated and resilient multi-platform mobile systems (for Windows & Android): Provide fast and intuitive access to key information
  • Consistent information sharing between systems: Resilient two-way real-time distribution of messages status between the Command & Control and mobile systems via multiple radio communication bearers
  • Easy-to-use: Intuitive map-based system
  • Central System: Provide effective data consolidation and management prior to deployment to frontline resources
  • Automatic distribution of the centrally managed data and of SAFEcommand™ software updates to in-vehicle systems via Wireless and 3G/4G networks
  • TomTom Bridge application: Provide data communications and status updates with in-built TomTom navigation and real-time traffic information

Your advantage with SAFEcommand™:

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Improved response times

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Access up-to-date and accurate information as well as real-time location of resources

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Allows multi-agency data sharing

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Efficient and flexible contingency planning, incident command and emergency response solution