Navy asks Navmar to develop biometrics security at Patuxent River NAS

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST-U.S. Navy security authorities needed a biometrics system to control access to sensitive areas of Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md. They found their solution at Navmar Applied Sciences Corp. in Warminster, Pa. Officials of the Naval Air Warfare Center at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., announced a $12.5 million contract to Navmar to develop a Biometric Identity Approval Sentinel.

Navy security authorities will use the Biometric Identify Approval Sentinel technology from Navmar to processes individuals rapidly for threat detection and biometric matching.

U.S. Navy security experts are trying to blend biometrics like fingerprint and eye recognition to limit access to sensitive areas of military bases.
U.S. Navy security experts are trying to blend biometrics like fingerprint and eye recognition to limit access to sensitive areas of military bases.

Biometrics refers to identifying people by their biological characteristics, such as their fingerprints, faces, and irises and retinas of their eyes. Biometric identification systems are extremely difficult to fool.

This Biometric Identity Approval Sentinel that Navmar will develop for the Navy will provide an integrated, accurate, configurable, and deployable solution that combines current and new technologies to increase the safety, speed, and efficiency of access control at Patuxent River NAS.

The facilities at Patuxent River are extremely sensitive. The base is home to Naval Air Systems Command, and much of the nation's combat aircraft technology is developed, managed, or procured from this facility.

Navmar will do the work at Patuxent River NAS, Md., and should be finished by February 2017.

FOR MORE INFORMATION visit Navmar Applied Sciences online at, the Naval Air Warfare Center Lakehurst at, and Naval Air Systems Command at

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