Call for proposals 2020 - Air combat capabilities EDIDP-ACC-2020 Closed!


Air superiority is a key factor for European armed forces to defend European territory and citizens as well as to respond in more remote geographical areas. The 2018 Capability Development Plan (CDP) highlights the importance of developing the suppression of enemy air defence capability, the need to integrate and combine manned and unmanned platforms in a larger operational system, the need for airborne electronic attack capabilities, the ability to carry out deep strikes as well as upgrading or developing next generation combat helicopters, including self-protection systems for fixed and rotary wing aircraft. The 2018 CDP long-term capability analysis also identifies the need to ensure overmatch in air-to-air engagements, including against fully autonomous Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles (UCAVs) and to penetrate adversary-controlled airspace to achieve the desired air supremacy.


This call covers the following topics:

  • EDIDP-ACC-3MACS-2020: EU multiplatform mission management capabilities for air combat systems
  • EDIDP-ACC-CH-2020: Upgrading or developing next generation combat helicopters
  • EDIDP-ACC-SPS-2020: Self-protection systems for fixed and rotary wing aircraft

European community funding

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

  • 22,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 01 December 2020 - 10 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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