General Dynamics Delivers Digital Video Exploitation System to Australian Army for Operations in Afghanistan

General Dynamics Delivers Digital Video Exploitation System to Australian Army
                        for Operations in Afghanistan

System helps manage large volumes of full motion video and turns data into
real-time actionable intelligence for forward-deployed forces

PR Newswire

CANBERRA, Australia, Dec. 20, 2012

CANBERRA, Australia, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Mediaware
has delivered two video capture and exploitation D-VEX systems to the
Australian Army, enhancing the distribution of mission-critical, actionable
intelligence among Australian troops and coalition forces. The systems have
been integrated into the Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (TUAS)
operating in Afghanistan.

D-VEX is a versatile and portable video exploitation system that captures and
manages full motion video from airborne surveillance platforms. Designed for
in-theater operations, the system also works with commercially-available
compact mobile hardware, such as a laptop.

"D-VEX provides the Australian Army with next-generation tools for real-time
and forensic analysis of airborne surveillance video," said Michael Manzo,
director of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems' Geospatial
Solutions Imagery Systems division. "It will enhance and streamline the Army's
ability to derive timely, relevant and accurate geospatial intelligence from
the Shadow TUAS."

With the ability to record and index video with metadata to derive real-time
actionable intelligence, D-VEX provides users with detailed forensic analysis
through its comprehensive search and mark-up capabilities. D-VEX also supports
open defence standards, including the Motion Imagery Standards Profile (MISP)
and STANAG 4609.

"Managing the thousands of hours of video collected by the Shadow 200 TUAS
presented the Army with a sizable data processing and analytics challenge,"
said Dr. Kevin Moore, chief technology officer of General Dynamics Mediaware.
"With the D-VEX solution, the video archive is easily searchable, enabling
analysts to identify, tag and analyze critical events in real-time for
consistent, reliable and standards-compliant results."

Australian-based General Dynamics Mediaware, part of General Dynamics Advanced
Information Systems, is a leading global provider of digital video technology.
Please visit www.mediaware.com.au for more information about the benefits of
standards-compliant compressed video and audio processing in an all-digital
network.

For more information about, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a
business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), please visit www.gd-ais.com.

More information about General Dynamics is available online at
www.generaldynamics.com.

SOURCE General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems

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