DASA is seeking proposals to boost the British Army’s domination of the ‘near surface’ (0-10,000ft above ground level). The goal of this initiative is to exploit emerging technologies to find affordable ways to deliver mass autonomous capabilities.
Affordable autonomous systems operating in the ‘near surface’ must be able to
- deliver low-cost reliable effects, including being able to search or scan a 4 km2 area to find vehicle so interest and target the identified vehicle for subsequent actions
- survive affordably on the battlefield, including operating in a contested or denied electro-magnetic spectrum and survive in airspace contested by modern layered air defence.
Solutions must be incorporated into prototype platforms developed by a consortia of small and medium enterprises by January 2024. Further trials will continue through 2024.
£800,000 is available for distribution across a number of projects as part of this competition.
A Q&A webinar will be held 5 July 2023 – Register here
Twenty minute one-to-one sessions are available:
10 July 2023 – Register here
11 July 2023 – Register here
Proposals are due 27 July 2023.