RADA's Digital Video & Data Recorder (DVDR) is the replacement-of-choice to the ageing and near-obsolete commonly used analog video tape recorders. Form and fit to all common airborne analog recorders, DVDR has become the replacement of choice for airborne video tape recorders. Introducing new performance and functionality levels DVDR is taking recording and debriefing abilities to new heights. The basic, powerful functions of DVDR include video and audio recording, empowered by data synchronized recording of various sources, real-time playback, and mass storage management.

The DVDR records up to six video channels, two audio channels, up to three MIL-STD-1553 Mux-Bus data, and Fast Ethernet data - all stamped with precise time for post-mission synchronized debriefing. The system supports two video playback outputs. It can be installed in a cockpit (as a form and fit replacement to a common, single-channel analog recorder), or – in conjunction with an adapting tray – in an equipment bay (as a form and fit replacement to a common, analog, three-tapes deck). DVDR’s Removable Mass-Memory Unit (RMU) stores up to 128 Gbytes of flash memory, and implements a secure-erase mechanism. Video recording rates are configurable per channel, and can vary from 1 to 15 megabits/sec. The combination of recording rates settings and RMU capacity provides compliance with any practical mission recording time requirement.

RADA's DVDR is qualified to the harshest military environment, and is operational onboard numerous Western and Eastern manned aircraft across the globe.

The DVDR is accompanied by RADA’s family of Ground Debriefing Solutions (GDS) displaying synchronized playback of the recorded video, audio and data along with ACMI displays.


  • Handling of all analog video formats
  • MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 (H.264) video compression
  • Incorporation of audio recording on each video stream
  • Real time playback
  • Data server functions, centralized source of mass-memory
  • Fast Ethernet interface channels
  • Incorporation of DTS/DTE functionalities
  • Large RMU capacity - up to 128GBytes of flash memory
  • Advanced, autonomous secure-erase features