This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking proposals that can develop the technology needed to counter Unmanned Air Systems (C-UAS) and demonstrate how these can be integrated together to form a capable system.
Please note this is the second phase of funding for a multi-phase competition. It is not compulsory to have been involved in previous phases to apply. You should however make yourself aware of the previous competition and the bids we funded. It is anticipated that work for this phase will reach higher maturity than work funded in Phase 1.
The introduction of UAS, or drones, has been one of the most significant technological advances of recent years and represents a paradigm shift in military capability. The threat has evolved rapidly and we and other nations are beginning to see the use of hostile UAS threats in several roles in current overseas theatres of operation. There is a similar problem at home with the malicious use of drones becoming a security challenge at events, critical infrastructure and public establishments.