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Watchkeeper

House of Lords written question – answered on 4th May 2004.

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Photo of Lord Astor of Hever Lord Astor of Hever Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What constraints there are on the transmission by Bowman of streamlined video images provided by Watchkeeper.

Photo of Lord Bach Lord Bach Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Procurement)

Although its approved requirement does not provide for the transmission of streamed video, Bowman has a high-capacity data capability to handle and distribute compressed images and other data extracted from such sources. The effective transmission of data across the Bowman networks is a function of the size of the data file and the bandwidth available at the time.

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