UK MOD launches £2m fund to counter drones threat


The MOD has launched a £2m competition for proposals to tackle the future threats of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).

The competition, run by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), the MOD’s innovation hub, will seek robust and cost-effective next-generation solutions to the risks posed by hostile UAS.

The MOD is looking to develop new defensive capabilities which draw upon autonomous decision-making mechanisms and networked sensing systems capable of detecting, tracking, identifying and defeating hostile UAS over complex and varied environments.

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Source: GOV.UK