The progress that has been made to date in High Definition Television (HDTV) and related microelectronic technologies in various countries of the world has provided a positive assurance of the success of these technologies. Employing these mature technologies, and without the need of any component development, an imaging product has been conceived which in practical use can provide Aerial Imaging and Surveillance capabilities with unsurpassed performance, resolution, and precision. This product is described and its key parameters are identified. It acquires the surveillance data from an aircraft, and after digitizing and compression passes it on to an image processing center that is located in the ship via a satellite channel. It can provide additional features that the current equipments have difficulties with; these are identification and motion of the undesirable target that can be picked up in the surveillance process.