DASA launches competition to protect physical assets from UAS attacks

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has launched a new themed competition entitled "Protecting Physical Assets from UAS Attack".

The competition is jointly funded by the National Protective Security Authority (NPSA), the UK Home Office and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).

The competition will look for proposals that can provide a defensive solution for physical assets as a countermeasure to an Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) kinetic attack and aims to move away from conventional C-UAS methods and instead explores the most effective ways to provide physical protection to various assets from hostile UAS.

It will include options for hardening the asset, providing blanket last-ditch defence, and deploying automated alerts for incoming hostile UAS.

The competition has two challenge areas - protecting a static asset and protecting an asset on the move.

£750,000 is available to successful bids.

The competition is open now and closes on 13 June 2024.


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