Military Biometrics Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Military Biometrics Market Report is Segmented by Recognition Type (Fingerprint Recognition, Facial Recognition, Iris Recognition, and Other Recognition Types) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa). The Report Offers Market Size and Forecast for all the Above Segments in Value (USD).

Military Biometrics Market Size

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Military Biometrics Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 7.17 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 9.73 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 6.29 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

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Military Biometrics Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Military Biometrics Market Analysis

The Military Biometrics Market size is estimated at USD 7.17 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 9.73 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 6.29% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Biometric systems are pivotal in military settings, enabling swift identification in high-security zones. These systems handle access control, personnel movement monitoring, border security, and counterterrorism, bolstering operational efficiency and safety by limiting access to sensitive areas. With many nations significantly boosting their defense budgets, the adoption of advanced technologies, including biometrics, is rising. This financial backing is crucial for developing, testing, and deploying biometric solutions across various military branches.

Moreover, biometric databases housing susceptible data are prime targets for cyberattacks. Hackers exploit system susceptibilities to gain unauthorized access, potentially leading to massive data breaches. Consequently, the complexity and cost of implementing robust security measures in design and maintenance are significantly heightened, which hampers the market's growth.

Technological advancements such as the development of binocular-shaped biometric cameras for iris recognition may provide the military with quick individual identification opportunities. Advancements in computers and related technologies have made biometric recognition a highly automated process expected to drive the market's growth in the coming years.

Military Biometrics Market Trends

The Fingerprint Recognition Segment is Expected to Hold the Highest Share of the Market

The fingerprint recognition segment is poised to lead the market during the forecast period. This growth is fueled by the rising defense budgets of nations across the world and the escalating demand for biometric technologies in global defense forces. The primary goal is to ensure precise identity authentication, especially during intricate battlefield operations.

Biometrics is pivotal for global militaries, enabling secure access control to facilities, equipment, and IT systems and identifying potential threats in the field. Notably, advanced biometric solutions are most frequently used in defense and intelligence, primarily for identity verification and controlling access to military spaces.

In February 2024, the US-based company ROC unveiled its state-of-the-art latent fingerprint-matching software development kit. ROC underscored the software's potential for diverse applications, from law enforcement to border security and counterterrorism. Notably, ROC's software secured the third position in the NIST Evaluation of Latent Fingerprint Technologies (ELFT) database, boasting an impressive 15-second identity identification speed. With the global uptick in defense spending and the technological advancements driving the development of advanced fingerprint sensors, the fingerprint recognition segment is set for robust growth in the coming years.

Military Biometrics Market: Top 5 Countries Defense Expenditure, in USD Billion, By Country, 2023

North America is Expected to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period

Increasing research investments by market players in North America, rising demand for advanced biometrics among defense personnel, and the imperative to enhance security capabilities are set to propel significant growth in the North American military biometrics market.

Biometrics, such as face authentication systems, are not only enhancing access control at army installations but also aiding in identifying individuals posing threats to friendly forces. The US Army notably utilized biometric technology in its operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, deploying biometric devices at checkpoints and with patrol units.

In September 2023, Leidos, a prominent science and technology firm, marked a milestone by successfully transitioning the Department of Defense's Automated Biometrics Information System (ABIS) to the cloud. This underscores the nation's push for advanced biometric solutions to bolster security and prevent unauthorized access.

With defense and security needs expanding and technology advancing, the North American military biometrics market is poised for substantial growth in the coming years.

Military Biometrics Market: Market CAGR (%), By Region, Global, 2023

Military Biometrics Industry Overview

The military biometrics market is characterized by a semi-consolidated landscape, with several major players commanding significant market shares. Notable among these are IDEMIA, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Leidos Holding Inc., THALES, and HID Global Corporation.

This sector's leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are focusing on pioneering advanced biometric systems. These systems are increasingly vital for defense personnel, aiding them in executing intricate battlefield operations. For instance, THALES recently unveiled its cutting-edge Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). This system uses digital imaging technology to capture, store, and analyze fingerprint data. Its precision and speed make it an invaluable asset for law enforcement agencies and military units, enabling swift and accurate identification based on unique fingerprint patterns.

Military Biometrics Market Leaders


  2. Northrop Grumman Corporation


  4. Leidos Holding Inc.

  5. HID Global Corporation

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Military Biometrics Market News

May 2024: The Mauritius Government selected Thales' cutting-edge identity solution, cementing a decade-long partnership to propel the nation's digital transformation. Thales' solution streamlines citizens' enrollment and ensures a seamless issuance of physical and digital identities.

May 2024: Bahrain's Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) inked a deal with THALES to modernize Bahrain's ID card infrastructure. The collaboration focuses explicitly on enhancing the cards' biometric features, showcasing a shared dedication to bolster Bahrain's digital landscape.

Military Biometrics Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Recognition Type

      1. 5.1.1 Fingerprint Recognition

      2. 5.1.2 Facial Recognition

      3. 5.1.3 Iris Recognition

      4. 5.1.4 Other Recognition Types

        1. DNA Recognition

        2. Finger Geometry Recognition

        3. Keystroke Recognition

        4. Signature Recognition

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Mexico

        3. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. United Arab Emirates

        3. Qatar

        4. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Iritech Inc.

      2. 6.2.2 M2SYS

      3. 6.2.3 IDEMIA

      4. 6.2.4 Aware Inc.

      5. 6.2.5 Fulcrum Biometrics Inc.

      6. 6.2.6 Northrop Grumman Corporation

      7. 6.2.7 Leidos Holdings Inc.

      8. 6.2.8 Corvus Integration Inc.

      9. 6.2.9 HID Global Corporation

      10. 6.2.10 NEC Corporation

      11. 6.2.11 BIO-key International Inc.

      12. 6.2.12 THALES


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Military Biometrics Industry Segmentation

Military biometrics refers to using biometric technologies in military operations, enhancing security, authentication, and identification processes. In this context, a biometric system, an electronic configuration, is employed to confirm an individual's identity. These systems, equipped with various hardware and software components, capture physical inputs, analyze them, and grant authentication. Biometrics entails measuring and statistically analyzing an individual's physical and behavioral characteristics. Biometric identification safeguards entry, data, or access by leveraging human biological markers such as DNA or fingerprints.

The military biometrics market is segmented by recognition type and geography. By recognition type, the market is segmented into fingerprint recognition, facial recognition, iris recognition, and other recognition types. The other types include DNA recognition, finger geometry recognition, keystroke recognition, and signature recognition. The report also covers the market sizes and forecasts for the military biometrics market in major countries across different regions. For each segment, the market size is provided in terms of value (USD).

Recognition Type
Fingerprint Recognition
Facial Recognition
Iris Recognition
Other Recognition Types
DNA Recognition
Finger Geometry Recognition
Keystroke Recognition
Signature Recognition
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle East and Africa
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Military Biometrics Market Research FAQs

The Military Biometrics Market size is expected to reach USD 7.17 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 6.29% to reach USD 9.73 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Military Biometrics Market size is expected to reach USD 7.17 billion.

IDEMIA, Northrop Grumman Corporation, THALES, Leidos Holding Inc. and HID Global Corporation are the major companies operating in the Military Biometrics Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Military Biometrics Market.

In 2023, the Military Biometrics Market size was estimated at USD 6.72 billion. The report covers the Military Biometrics Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Military Biometrics Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Military Biometrics Industry Report

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Military Biometrics Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)