Russian Military Application of Face Recognition Tech

U.S. Army Private First Class James Ward, 170th Military Police Company military police, verifies access credentials at the McChord Field main gate, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Wash., Nov. 2, 2018. Overseeing operational control of the day-to-day law enforcement mission and access control is part of the provost marshal duties. U.S. Air Force Maj. Michael Holt, 627th Security Forces Squadron commander, recently became JBLM deputy provost marshal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

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A Russian face recognition system can be used to control access and prevent unsanctioned access in the military sector. The monitoring cameras of the system automatically register faces in their range. The operator is informed if an unknown person is spotted.

The Russian company Rostec has launched the unique face recognition solution FindFace for the armed forces and special task units. The system was developed by two of its companies, Rosoboronexport and NtechLab.

FindFace designed by NtechLab is a biometric identification tool with recognition time of 0.3 seconds at 99% precision. The high indicators combine with the simplicity of obtaining biometric data. It makes the device irreplaceable in identification and verification of an individual

“At present, Rostec in partnership with NtechLab is actively introducing digital face recognition technologies in Russia. They have already demonstrated high effectiveness. The armed forces of our partner countries are upgrading equipment to counter security challenges. The introduction of advanced face recognition technologies is a major guideline in the modern army. We are glad to offer a new Russian design made for the military to foreign customers,” Rosoboronexport CEO Alexander Mikheyev said.

“Face recognition algorithm of NtechLab is one of the most rapid and precise in the world. We took into consideration all options which can simplify the work of the military. The whole range of algorithm capabilities is fit for hot spots and counterterrorist operations. The system can operate fully automatically without switching to data transmission networks and power supply,” NtechLab CEO Alexander Minin was cited by

A military identification system has already been developed in the USA: SVI’s Facial Recognition Binocular Technology was initially developed to support U.S. Navy, Joint, and Coalition warfighters to identify persons of interest at ranges up to 200 meters.

Currently in pre-production, this mobile man-portable technology integrates real-time surveillance operations with on-demand facial recognition via a simple point and shoot operation.