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Military Applications

Militaries around the world use biometrics for secure access control to facilities, equipment, and IT systems, and to identify adversaries in the field.

Because lack of information is more dangerous than an enemy’s capabilities, a pair of vendors say they have developed a…

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US Defense Dept. awards ABIS contract to Athena Sciences

A software and services government contractor has won a U.S. defense contract to install and operate an automated biometrics ID…

 

Ideal Innovations wins $63M DoD multimodal biometrics collection contract

Ideal Innovations has won a $63 million contract with the Project Management Office for Department of Defense Biometrics within the…

 

Paravision face biometrics contract with US Air Force expands

Computer vision firm Paravision has received an increase in funding for its U.S. Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)…

 

$1.2B Israel defense cloud contract includes face detection; Google, Amazon workers protest

Hundreds of workers and their supporters gathered outside Google and Amazon offices in San Francisco, New York, Seattle and Durham,…

 

India’s military monitors disputed borders with facial recognition

India is expanding plans to revolutionize the way its troops carry out operations along its borders with China and Pakistan…

 

Ukraine gets mobile DNA biometrics lab from France to ID war dead

France’s government has donated to Ukraine a mobile DNA biometrics lab on wheels, the mobil’DNA, created by Deveryware. An announcement…

 

Russia tries to revive twice-bumped biometric surveillance net, put it near Ukraine

A biometric surveillance system that was only partially built across Russia before being shut down might get a new life…

 

Parsons buys Xator for $400M, beefs up its biometrics portfolio

Intelligence defense contractor Parsons has bought 900-person biometrics company Xator in a deal valued at $400 million. Parsons wants to…

 

US government seeks Smart ePants contractors for sensor-woven clothing

Defense Department officials are moving ahead in their search for sensor-studded, electric clothing fit for military service members. The Smart…

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