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Northrup Wins U.K. Biometric System Contract

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Northrup Grumman won a U.K. contract to provide biometric devices to be deployed in Britain for its criminal identification system. The eight-year contract for the Ident1 system will replace the National Automated Fingerprint Identification System, which currently allows police to search only their own local databases. The system will also include elements of mobile fingerprint checking and identification from facial images and video. The system will be similar to the U.S.'s Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, run by the FBI, and the Homeland Security Department's Automated Biometric Identification System. reports.

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