Military Embedded Systems

Biometrics to drive growth in military advanced authentication market, study shows


November 15, 2019

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

HYDERABAD, India. Biometrics will likely drive the advanced authentication market in the defense sector, as armies around the world increasingly use biometrics as a way to intensify battlefield awareness and handle encounters with bad actors who may be hidden in civilian populations, according to a recent market study by Mordor Intelligence, "Advanced Authentication Market in Defense Industry -- Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019-2024)."

The study authors found that companies dealing with the defense sector are introducing advanced authentication -- including biometrics and iris scanners -- to thwart cyberattackers and protect sensitive intellectual property and intelligence.

In terms of market share, North America holds a significant share of the advanced authentication market, with the U.S. in the lead, followed by Canada. The study details the well-documented problem of counterfeit electronics in the U.S. military supply chain; counterfeit parts threaten national security and the lives of service members, which the study says is spurring growth in advanced authentication solutions in this area.

For additional information on this study, visit the Mordor Intelligence website.