This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) Phase 2 competition is seeking proposals that can provide a step change in the capability of unmanned autonomous military systems to operate in challenging environments. Successful proposals will aim to deliver a greater level of functionality and/or application than in Phase 1 in a more operational representative environment.
This call is funded through Dstl’s Autonomy Incubator project that aims to identify and develop underpinning research and technologies to support the development and fielding of unmanned systems across defence. This work can be matured through the wider Dstl Autonomy programme and other research and development programmes.
Please note, it is not compulsory to have been involved in Phase 1 to apply to Phase 2. You should however make yourself aware of the previous competition scope and the projects we funded. Proposals that enable the exploitation of multiple phase 1 projects are also welcome. The Phase 1 projects will be presented at a virtual launch event for Phase 2.