ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) and Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced yesterday an agreement to jointly develop an airborne solution that streams imagery and video intelligence from an unmanned aerial system platform to operational users.
The joint initiative will work to improve the latency and data integrity inherent in current processing, exploitation and dissemination systems.
According to Mercury, the new system is expected to be the fastest means of transforming raw sensor and metadata into geospatial intelligence in a small, standards-compliant configuration while a mission is on-station.
“For nearly a decade, ITT has developed and deployed software-based scalable, flexible, standards-based enterprise solutions to address the community needs of video and imagery interoperability to provide direct and assured geospatial information, ” said Danny Rajan, director of geospatial information solutions for ITT’s Defense and Information Solutions division. “This combination of high-performance hardware and on-board data processing will substantially improve users’ ability to obtain situational awareness in real-time.”