Call for proposals 2019 - Permanent air or space capabilities for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and communication, tactical Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) and sensor suite for integration into air-traffic management EDIDP-ISR-2019 Closed!


The lack of different airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities is assessed as critical. The Capability Development Plan (CDP) underlines the permanence of the need for tracking of ships, aircraft and other equipment through a continuous air-space wide-area via interoperable unmanned surveillance system able to operate in all weather conditions and all types of environment (including denied) and with assured data integrity. Permanent ISR and communication air and space platform, tactical Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) and sensors should contribute to information collection and the timely delivery of the information obtained for use in the production of intelligence and situational awareness.


This call covers the following topics

  • EDIDP-ISR-TRPAS-2019 – Development of a low-observable tactical RPAS with the capability to provide near real time information and with modern self-protection
  • EDIDP-ISR-DAA-2019 – European Detect and Avoid (DAA) function based on new sensors and processing for RPAS integration into air-traffic management
  • EDIDP-ISR-EHAPS-2019 – European High Altitude Platform Station (Euro-HAPS) solution for Union defence (surveillance of maritime zones, land borders or critical assets)
  • EDIDP-ISR-PEO-2019 – Persistent earth observation from space with automated interpretation of data and information, including artificial intelligence, cloud solutions and real time on-board processing by sensors

European community funding

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

  • 43,70 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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