in Defence / Events

DASA launch event on tank stopping solutions

Posted 15 April 2019 · Add Comment

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is hosting a launch event for ‘Stopping it in its Tracks’ - Phase 2, which will take place in London on the 16th May 2019.


Courtesy DASA


If you think you have an idea that could be adapted from its current use, to stop a tracked vehicle such as a tank, then DASA would like to meet you. In this competition, they are seeking proposals for novel approaches to stop or impede tanks and other heavy armoured vehicles while preventing or minimising collateral damage.

Approaches do not need to focus on physical barriers but can target the mobility, vision or even the engine.

DASA has already facilitated a range of innovators to develop such technologies on behalf of the Army in a proof-of concept Phase 1. Four suppliers were funded with technologies ranging from targeting the engine and sensors to deploying wired mesh technology to inhibit the tracks.

Dr Adam Staines at DASA said: "We are looking to harness the latest thinking and any advances in engineering, design, materials science, computing and non-kinetic weapons. Whilst the primary focus is defence, we are also interested in technologies that have wider security applications, such as preventing vehicle-related terrorist attacks."

Total funding of up to £3 million is available for Phase 2 of this competition from which DASA anticipate funding around five to six projects.

Suppliers do not have to have been in Phase 1 of the competition to take part.

Additional funding may be available for future phases of this competition.


To attend the event please register via Eventbrite

 

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Aurigny opts for OASES from Commsoft

Guernsey-based Aurigny Air Services Ltd has chosen OASES, Commsoft’s MRO IT system, to support its fleet of Embraer, ATR and Dornier aircraft.

NCA publishes Annual Plan 2019/20

Informed by its enhanced understanding of the evolving threat to the UK from Serious and Organised Crime (SOC), the National Crime Agency (NCA) last week published its Annual Plan for 2019/20, setting out its operational priorities for

Avinor reappoints Helios for operational support

Avinor Air Navigation Services, the biggest air navigation service provider in Norway, has reappointed Egis aviation, led by Helios, under a five-year framework contract for provision of consultancy and engineering services.

Global problems to be tackled by UK from space

A new UK space industry directory has been produced, showcasing the range of UK expertise in satellite technology and how it can help tackle problems such as illegal deforestation, disaster response and food production.

Airbond wins second coveted Queen’s Award

Airbond is celebrating securing the Queen’s Award for Innovation – the UK’s highest accolade for business success – for its new patented, splicing technology, making it the second Queen’s Award the company has achieved, having won

First ‘marsquake’ captured by UK sensors

The NASA InSight lander which is supported by the UK Space Agency has recorded its first candidate for a ‘marsquake’.

See us at
ARAS BT2802140519SMIFAVWS BT1302060619