Bulgaria seeks mobile biometric system for NATO operations
14 November 2014 17:09 GMT

The US 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment troops during a Joint Task Force-East exercise at Novo Selo Range (Wikicommons)

The US Department of Defense has published an announcement seeking industry information on a mobile biometrics ID system for Eastern European ally Bulgaria.

According to the request, Bulgaria’s Ministry of Defense has identified a requirement for a mobile biometric system to support its military police in NATO-led operations.

“The identified Bulgarian Mobile Automatic Biometrics Identification System (B-MABIS) will enable collection, storage, search, sharing of fingerprints, iris and facial images along with latent prints and contextual data”, said the DoD.

The system will be implemented in three Bulgaria locations: Sofia, Plovdiv, and the Novo Selo Training Area.

The system will need a multifunctional handheld device with installed software and licenses for biometrics data that includes fingerprints, iris, and face, among other requirements. “The anticipated period of performance will be 12 months from date of award”, writes the statement.