Military Applications

News and information about the military application of biometrics. This includes identification systems for use in the field, access control applications, as well as large database deployments.

The U.S. Navy has begun using fingerprint biometrics to fill out the form of new recruits to the service, and…

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Turkey adds autonomous facial recognition kamikaze drones to military portfolio

A major player in the engineering and defense industries, Turkish defense contractor Defense Technologies Engineering and Trade Inc. (STM) is…

 

USSOCOM set to test, evaluate commercial next generation biometrics

The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) earlier this month issued a Request for Information (RFI) “to gain knowledge of potential…

 

Thermal sensor maker HGH launches new 360-degree optical system for U.S. army market

Infrared optical systems maker HGH has introduced the third generation of its SPYNEL-U 360-degree thermal and visible imaging sensor, which…

 

DISA seeks white papers on secure identity management across Department of Defense

The U.S. Military’s Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has posted a request for white papers on “Identity, Credential, and Access…

 

US Air Force developing human molecular biosignature sensors and more

Research into “human signatures” for the purpose of developing technologies that can “sense and exploit human bio-signatures at both the…

 

AI concerns prompt deepfake challenge, civil society criticism, and new DoD ethicist position

Issues in algorithmic trust and artificial intelligence ethics are motivating action by a number of institutions and businesses around the…

 

DOD intends to connect biometric ID system to IMESA by year’s end

The US Department of Defense (DOD) told the Government Accountability Office (GAO) it intends to have its Identity Matching Engine…

 

US SOF seeks to understand how social media biometrics can be weaponized

The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is studying opportunities to obtain, analyze, and utilize information that’s voluntarily disseminated in the…

 

U.S. DISA develops prototype multi-biometric smartphone for “Assured Identity”

The U.S. military has developed a prototype smartphone embedded with the capabilities to measure numerous biometrics and contextual traits under…

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