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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 20, 2008) - announces that a new market research report related to the Aviation - Aerospace - Defense industry is available in its catalogue.

Biometrics for Defence 2008

Biometrics refers to automated identification methods using unique human identifiers such as fingerprints and iris and facial patterns. Biometrics, regarded as a sophisticated means for identity management, is useful not only for securing airports and borders but it has many current and potential uses for the world's armed forces, such as identifying adversaries who hide among the civilian population, controlling access to military facilities and even in providing medical and other services to personnel. The biometrics market is changing from merely homeland security to an intricate part of the defence strategy.

In this new report, Biometrics for Defence 2008, visiongain notes that defence biometrics has gone past infancy, although the market has still some way to go to reach full maturity. Now at a critical stage of its development as the world's militaries are expected to make greater use of biometrics, this market offers you new and exciting opportunities. There are factors working against biometrics, such as questions concerning whether the technology is mature enough for widespread military application and lingering concerns over privacy. However, those apparent limitations are offset by the promise of biometrics as a sophisticated and cost-effective means of identifying both friendly forces and adversaries. Will it be as cost-effective as promised? Will it work effectively? This report will tell you.

The defence biometrics market is still dominated by the United States, which has displayed the greatest urgency to use the technology following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Subsequent military and security engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan have reinforced the need for advanced security systems. However, over the next few years - when the technology will have proven its usefulness in military applications - increasing numbers of global military forces are expected to start investing in the technology. The use of biometrics for military applications continues to grow throughout the forecast period 2008-2018. This information is exclusively available in this report - you will not find this information anywhere else.

In particular, Biometrics for Defence 2008 describes the applications of defence markets and the relevant markets, aligned with specific data and independent opinion - including the results of visiongain's unique survey of relevant experts. This information is valuable to both defence procurement operations and to relevant technology providers.

Why You Should Buy This Report: Biometrics for Defence 2008 discusses the following aspects of that increasingly important market:

- Discussion of the technologies in defence biometrics

- Forecasts for defence biometrics in the leading US sector and other major markets

- Current and developmental programmes in biometrics for defence

- Discussion of market drivers and restraints, including SWOT analysis

- Full transcripts of interviews with relevant experts.

This new visiongain report offers a detailed study of defence biometrics technologies that are poised to influence military operations over the next 10 years, helping to ensure the security of military personnel, civilians, information and property.

Visiongain predicts strong growth of revenues in the defence biometrics sector from 2008-2018, particularly in the latter half of the period. By then, some currently emerging technologies will have become well established commercially, with these being used on a wider scale after use in limited or trial applications first. The opportunities for technology providers in biometrics are great and increasing - you should be benefiting from this development. The evidence shows that the world's leading military forces will increasingly adopt biometrics for various applications, with accompanying market growth for both specialised and standard systems - you should be part of that market.

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1 Executive Summary: Biometrics for Defence, 2008-2018
2 Understanding Biometrics
2.1 Three Methods of Identification 

2.1.1 Something an Individual Knows
2.1.2 Something an Individual Has
2.1.3 Something an Individual Is

2.2 Key Characteristics of a Usable Biometric System
2.3 Four Stages in Biometrics
2.4 Identification and Verification
2.5 Main Biometric Modalities 

2.5.1 Fingerprints
2.5.2 Iris Scan
2.5.3 Facial Recognition
2.5.4 Multimodal Systems

2.6 Emerging Biometrics 

2.6.1 Body Odor
2.6.2 Blood Pulse
2.6.3 DNA Matching
2.6.4 Ear Shape Recognition
2.6.5 Facial Thermography
2.6.6 Gait Recognition
2.6.7 Nailbed Identification
2.6.8 Skin Elements
2.6.9 Vein scan

3 The Military Use of Biometrics
3.1 Targeting and Access Control Increase Importance of Biometrics
3.2 Biometrics Seen as Key Enabler in the Global War on Terror
3.3 Biometrics Plays Key Role in Military Missions 

3.3.1 Identifying Friend vs. Foe
3.3.2 Controlling Access
3.3.3 Hostage Rescue
3.3.4 Maritime Interdiction Operation
3.3.5 Disaster Relief
3.3.6 Access to Services for Personnel
3.3.7 Enlistment of Recruits

3.4 Conclusions
4 The Global Defence Biometrics Market
4.1 Biometrics and Identity Management
4.2 US Defence Biometrics Gets a Boost After September 11 Attacks
4.3 US Leads Development in Defence Biometrics 

4.3.1 Bush Directive Requires Greater Compatibility in Existing Systems
4.3.2 Biometrics to Hasten Delivery of Services, Control Access to

4.4 Key US Military Biometrics Agencies 

4.4.1 Biometrics Task Force (BTF) Integrates DOD Efforts
4.4.2 Biometrics Fusion Center (BFC)
4.4.3 Other Biometrics Agencies in US Military Services

4.5 Key US Biometric Military Projects 

4.5.1 Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS)
4.5.2 BAT Tracks Persons of Interest
4.5.3 L-1/Securimetrics HIIDE Leads Biometrics Tools Used In the Field
4.5.4 BISA Guards Key Military Facilities
4.5.5 Detainee Reporting System (DRS)

4.6 The International Market
4.7 Sales Forecasts for Leading National Markets
5 Forces Affecting the Defence Biometrics Market
5.1 Strong Military Interest and the Maturation of Technologies will Drive
 Growth of the Defence Biometrics Market
5.2 The Principal Restraints on the Defence Biometrics Market
5.3 The Defence Biometrics Market is Relatively Small, But the Potential for
 Growth is High
6 Companies Involved in Defence Biometrics
6.1 Azimuth
6.2 Computer Sciences Corp.
6.3 Cross Match
6.4 Ideal Innovations
6.5 L-1 Identity Solutions
6.6 Lockheed Martin
6.7 Northrop Grumman
6.8 SAIC
6.9 SecuriMetrics
6.10 Spaceflight Systems Corp
6.11 Trident Systems
6.12 Ultra-Scan Corp
7 Projects in the Pipeline for Defence Biometrics
7.1 DOD Outlines Biometrics Thrust with Enterprise Strategy 

7.1.1 DOD Biometrics Enterprise Strategy Goals Meet the Biometrics Needs in Military Operations with Sufficient
 Timeliness and Certitude Integrate Biometrics into DOD Business Functions as Required to
 Increase Efficiency, Effectiveness and Accuracy Ensure that Biometrics are Incorporated into Standard DOD Processes. Achieve ``Unity of Effort`` for the Effective Governance and
 Employment of Biometric-Enabled Capabilities

7.2 BOSS-U to Govern DOD's Program
7.3 US Army Conducts Capability-Based Assessment of Biometrics
7.4 BTF Plans Expansion of Biometric Forward Cells in Iraq and Afghanistan
8 Expert Views on Present and Future Trends in Defence Biometrics
8.1 An Official of the US Department of Defence (DoD)
8.2 European Biometrics Forum (EBF) CEO Max Snijder
8.3 Conclusions
9 Conclusions from this Report
9.1 Defence Biometrics Has Strong Potential for Growth
9.2 An Increase in Defence Biometrics Applications is to be Expected
9.3 Technological Innovations will Fuel the Growth of Defence Biometrics
9.4 The Strategic Application of Defence Biometrics is Gaining Increased
 Attention from Defence Stakeholders
List of Tables
Table 4.1 Global Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Table 4.2 Global Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)
Table 4.3 US vs Rest of the World Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Table 4.4 Market Share Forecast: US vs Rest of the World, 2007-2018
Table 4.5 US Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Table 4.6 US CAGR
Table 4.7 UK Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Table 4.8 UK CAGR
Table 4.9 UK Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Table 4.10 France CAGR
Table 4.11 Germany Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Table 4.12 Germany CAGR
Table 4.13 Italy Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Table 4.14 Italy CAGR
Table 4.15 Canada Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Table 4.16 Canada CAGR
Table 4.17 Japan Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Table 4.18 Japan CAGR
Table 4.19 South Korea Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Table 4.20 South Korea CAGR
Table 4.21 Australia Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Table 4.22 Australia CAGR
Table 4.23 Russia Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Table 4.24 Russia CAGR
Table 4.25 China Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Table 4.26 China CAGR
Table 4.27 India Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Table 4.28 India CAGR
Table 5.1 SWOT Analysis
List of Figures
Figure 4.1 Global Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Figure 4.2 US vs Rest of the World Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Figure 4.3 Market Share: US vs World, 2008
Figure 4.4 Market Share: US vs World, 2013
Figure 4.5 Market Share: US vs World, 2018
Figure 4.6 Table 4.5 US Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Figure 4.7 UK Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Figure 4.8 France Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Figure 4.9 Germany Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Figure 4.10 Italy Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Figure 4.11 Canada Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Figure 4.12 Japan Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Figure 4.13 South Korea Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Figure 4.14 Australia Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Figure 4.15 Russia Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Figure 4.16 China Sales Forecast, 2007-2018
Figure 4.17 Russia Sales Forecast, 2007-2018

More Details

Advanced Concepts, Inc.
Azimuth Inc.
Biometrics Fusion Center (BFC)
Biometrics Management Office (BMO)
Biometrics Task Force (BTF)
Computer Sciencs Corp (CSC)
Cross Match Technologies
European Biometrics Forum (EBF)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Information Technology E-Commerce and Commercial Contracting Center
Integrated Biometric Technology
L-1 Identity Solutions
Lockheed Martin
Northrop Grumman
Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS)
Sagem Defense Securite (Sagem DS)
Science Applications International Corp (SAIC)
Space and Missile Defense Command
Trident Systems Inc
Ultra-Scan Corp
US Air Force (USAF)
US Air Force Communications Agency (AFCA)
US Army
US Army Contracting Agency
US Defence Science Board (DSB)
US Department of Defense (DoD)
US Department of Homeland Security
US Marine Corps (USMC)
US National Science and Technology Council (NSTC)
US Navy

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