The Invisible Battlespace

Posted on: 07/08/2018

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) have released details of a new £1 million phase 1 competition.

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) challenge led competition seeks proposals to explore the benefits that innovative technologies can bring to military front-line capabilities, in applications across the contested Electromagnetic Spectrum.

With ever increasing demands placed upon the Electromagnetic Environment there is, more than ever, a requirement for military capability to be able to dynamically sense, understand, communicate, manage and conduct Electromagnetic Operations.

The challenge for the military to effectively use the Electromagnetic Spectrum arises primarily from spectrum congestion, poor spectrum management, the environment and the impact of intentional disruption, principally from adversary Electronic Warfare capabilities.

The products developed through this call need to enable defence and security to effectively conduct Electromagnetic Operations across the Air, Land (urban and rural), Sea, Space and Cyber domains.

This Defence and Security Accelerator competition is seeking original and innovative ideas which can be developed into novel technology enabled concepts and techniques to address the following question:

‘How can UK Defence take a radically different approach to conducting operations effectively across / within the Electromagnetic Environment, in this increasingly Congested and Contested environment?’

They are looking for ideas from across the Electromagnetic Spectrum but primarily focused on the Radio and Microwave bands.

This competition has up to £1 million available in phase 1 with additional funding of up to £1 million for phase 2.

Details on how to apply will be included in the full competition document which should be available soon on the DASA competition page. The competition closes at midday on 22 October 2018.

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