The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching Phase 3 of the Many Drones Make Light Work campaign.

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching Phase 3 of the ‘Many Drones Make Light Work’ campaign.

Phase 1 of the ‘Many Drones Make Light Work’ campaign was launched in August 2016. This phase sought proof-of-concept demonstrations of new and emerging technologies, systems and techniques to enable militarily useful swarming Unmanned Air Systems (UAS). Phase 2 was focused on further developing and proving the effectiveness of specific swarming technology aspects as well as swarming enablers, and Phase 3 is seeking to further develop and integrate technologies with the objective of demonstrating a swarming UAS capability, through a flight evaluation.

Phase 3 is open to the wider community to seek a complete technology base to deliver an integrated capability. Technology in this area has been rapidly developing since the original Phase 1 call and reopening the challenge allows other organisations who have been developing capabilities related to swarming UAS to contribute. You do not need to have applied for Phase 1 or Phase 2 to enter this competition.

Total funding of up to £2.5 million is available in Phase 3 to fund either 1 or 2 projects. Full details are available here.

The competition closes on Wednesday 28 November 2018 at midday.

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