The idea for the employment of Biometrics at sea operations  was born by the contradictory fact that although the capabilities of biometrics on the tactical battlefield- are known and have enabled a wide variety of defensive and offensive operations, their potentialities in facing piracy or terrorist threats into the maritime domain, are still probably underestimated. Based on the existing national technology  and on the NABIS implementation, the project titled- “Biometrics in support of naval operations to fight piracy and terrorism” will develop a scenario of maritime operation in high seas under real operating conditions. This will allow to test interoperability, develop new standards  and improve the cooperation among NATO Nations.

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