Novel IT Technologies on the Digital Battlefield: The Application of Big Data and Data Mining Technologies
In modern warfare, the most important innovation to date has been the utilisation of information as a weapon. The basis of successful military operations is the ability to correctly assess a situation based on credible collected information. In today’s military, the primary challenge is not the actual collection of data. It has become more important to extract relevant information from that data. This requirement cannot be successfully completed without necessary improvements in tools and techniques to support the acquisition and analysis of data. This study defines Big Data and its concept as applied to military reconnaissance, focusing on the processing of imagery and textual data, bringing to light modern data processing and analytics methods that enable effective processing.