From Israel’s Golan Heights border with war-torn Syria to Brazil’s Bahia carnival capital on the Atlantic coast, a new system that mates forensic memory and target detection with numerous sensor-fused video streams is demonstrating persistent, broad-area surveillance for military and policing missions.

Developed by Haifa, Israel-based Elbit Systems, the land-based GroundEye and aerial SkEye generate simultaneous streams of high-resolution video to multiple users over wide areas, alerting them to intruders, vandals and other preprogrammed targets of interest.

Elbit demonstrated GroundEye for the first time during carnival festivities in Sao Salvador da Bahia, where the system, installed atop a lighthouse, supported authorities monitoring the millions who attended the weeklong event. […]