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.


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

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


  • 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

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)

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

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

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
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User-friendly: Easy of use, learn, install and manage.
Available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese

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