Call for proposals 2019 - Upgrade of current and development of next generation ground-based precision strike capabilities EDIDP-NGPSC-2019 Open!

Objectives

The European BLOS capability will bring a significant operational differentiator to the armed forces of the Member States. Such a capability can be mounted or dismounted on manned and unmanned land platforms, in consistence with the CDP long term analysis which identifies the need to deploy automated effectors to reduce the danger on human personnel or manned platforms.

The scope of this action includes:

  • The analysis of the operational requirements for a small unit able to deliver autonomously both LOS and BLOS firings, and proposal of operational concept of use through dedicated scenarios;
  • The realisation of a full-scale demonstration.

Actions

This call covers the following topics:

  • EDIDP-NGPSC-2019: European Beyond Line Of Sight (BLOS) anti-tank capabilities.

This proposal shall cover testing, including the following activities:

  • Analysis of the different contributors of the BLOS capacity, leading to specify the operational requirements and man-machine interfaces, taking also into account the availability of the associated technologies and products on the market;
  • Realisation of interviews with skilled actors of the battlefield: the discussions shall be based on the operational needs and constraints and shall be illustrated using a dedicated missile system simulation environment with MITL and seeker back-image functionality;
  • Proposal of a concept of use, illustrated with different scenarios demonstrating the operational advantage brought by the BLOS capacity.
  • Choice of the demonstration scenario among those proposed and defined previously;
  • Preparation of the scenario in the selected test centre, and associated safety studies;
  • Preparation of the platform (vehicle);
  • Adaptation and prototyping of the missile system to the platform (turret);
  • Adaptation of the UAV, in particular interfaces for data transmission;
  • Functional validation of the whole system;
  • Availability of two missiles (one spare);
  • Realization of the demonstration with a live firing.

European community funding

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

  • 6,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 29 August 2019 - in 2 months (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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