Call for proposals 2019 - Multipurpose unmanned ground system EDIDP-MUGS-2019 Closed!


Proposals shall address design or prototyping of a system, not excluding upstream and downstream activities, which should:

  • Include a system capable of manned-unmanned and unmanned-unmanned teaming with other robotic unmanned aerial and ground platforms as well as traditional manned vehicles to provide combat support and combat service support to ground forces;
  • Increase situational awareness and force protection of ground units, their combat effectiveness, endurance, mobility and autonomy, and enable faster deployment;
  • Have the ability to be deployed in support of dismounted troops in all types of geographic and operational environments (including denied environments) with evolving levels of autonomy and robustness for transport and supply delivery, force protection, interdiction, ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance), communication relay, military engineering support, medical evacuation or CBRN protection;
  • Lower workload for UGS operator(s) through maximum use of artificial intelligence and assisted functions (e.g. autonomous mobility, automatic target/threat detection/tracking/prioritization), in order to assure better awareness of the tactical situation for UGS operator(s) (information superiority in a network enabled scenario);
  • Include modular design and interoperability of the UGS, in order to ensure transferability of the relevant technology to other platforms (including existing manned vehicles) and simplify payload integration during the follow-up development projects.


The proposals shall cover at least the design of a multipurpose unmanned ground system, not excluding upstream and downstream activities, such as feasibility study or prototyping and testing in an operational environment.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 30,60 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 29 August 2019 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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