Moscow wants bid on large border biometric ID project
Russian Federation authorities reportedly are looking for bids on an 830 million-ruble (US$11.3 million) contract to build facial recognition stations on the nation’s border.
A machine-translated article in Polygon, a reportedly independent Russian publication, claims that the tender offer was on a government procurement portal. That has not been verified.
The products must identify vehicle makes, license plates and vehicle drivers as they enter and leave a station. It is not clear if Moscow wants to identify people leaving Russia as well as entering.
Russia border crossings reportedly getting the hardware and software include Zabaikalsk, Pogranichny and Kraskino along China; Bagrationovsk, Mamonovo and Chernyshevskoye along Poland and Lithuania and Mashtokovo, Orsk and Sagarchin along Kazakhstan.
Successful bidders have to make delivery in November.