Call for proposals 2020 - Ground combat capabilities EDIDP-GCC-2020 Closed!


The proposals must address the upgrade of current or the development of next generation armoured platforms, in particular addressing Main Battle Tank (MBT) or Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) or Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) or other light armoured vehicle, or developing and integrating modern and upgraded systems, subsystems or sensors into existing platforms and/or payloads improving significantly their performance.


This call covers the following topics:

  • EDIDP-GCC-2020: Development of next generation and upgrade of current armoured platforms, including those able to operate in extreme climates and geographical environments

The targeted activities could in particular include:

  • the collection and definition of concept of operations (CONOPS);
  • a feasibility study for the possible concept and technical solutions which fulfil the given high level requirements, including a Detailed Requirements Review (DRR);
  • the detailed system specification (i.e. SSS 61 and SSDD 62 );
  • the high-level design of the selected concept;
  • the detailed design of the system, including a System Requirement Review (SRR), a Preliminary Design Review (PDR) and Critical Design Review (CDR);
  • the elaboration of a demonstrator;
  • the benchmarking/testing of the demonstrator platform against the requirements.

European community funding

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

  • 9,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 May 2020 - more than one year ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 01 December 2020 - 9 months 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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