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Take Cover! DASA Competition in the UK

The UK’s DASA is seeking proposals for advanced protection for dismounted troops. Photo: Defence

The UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching Phase 3 of Take Cover! This competition seeks proposals to access recent innovations in materials science and/or design to provide advanced protection solutions for small groups (1-10 personnel) of front-line troops from ballistic and blast threats. Up to £480,000 (AUD$850,000) is available to fund at least two proposals.

In this phase of the competition, DASA is seeking proposals that can be developed into a deployable battlefield solution. Proposals must start at Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 5 (or closely approaching), in order to achieve TRL 6 by the end of Phase 3.

Please note this is the third phase of funding for a multi-phase competition. It is not compulsory to have been involved in the previous phases to apply. You should however make yourself aware of the previous competitions and the bids funded (Phase 1 and Phase 2). It is expected that work for this phase will reach higher maturity than work funded in Phase 2.
For more information and to submit a proposal, visit this link.

Deadline: Thursday, February 11, 2021 (12 noon, GMT)

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