European Defence Fund

EDF: Open calls for innovative defence technologies


Voltar calls tópicos co-financiamento EDF-2021-OPEN-RDIS-Open: Research on disruptive technologies for defence The development of new defence products and services very often relies on incremental improvements of existing ones leading to a higher performance or more efficient operation of established capabilities. However, technologies are emerging that could – when used in a military context – radically change [...]

EDF: Disruptive technologies


Voltar calls tópicos co-financiamento EDF-2021-DIS-RDIS-QSENS: Quantum technologies for defence Quantum sciences have the potential to be a disruptive technology for a wide range of application domains including defence. At the core of this “second quantum revolution” is information: its acquisition (quantum sensors, quantum imaging), its transmission (quantum communications) or its processing (quantum computation). In the [...]

EDF: Naval combat


Voltar calls tópicos co-financiamento EDF-2021-NAVAL-R-DSSDA: Digital ship and ship digital architecture Digital technologies evolve at a very high pace, with civilian markets as key driver for innovation. The mastery of the data cycle, from capture to management and exploitation, is now considered as a key element for ship superiority at sea (combat capabilities, improved maintenance, enhanced [...]

EDF: Force protection and mobility


Voltar calls tópicos co-financiamento EDF-2021-PROTMOB-D-SS: Development of full-size demonstrators for soldier systems Soldier Systems support force protection, increase operational effectiveness, reliability and endurance of individual soldiers and formations. They comprise the gender-neutral equipment of individual military personnel to be able to operate with a sufficient level of protection in any operational environment. Soldier Systems are a [...]

EDF: Ground Combat


Voltar calls tópicos co-financiamento EDF-2021-GROUND-R-IW: Improved warheads Defeating improved protection systems of main combat platforms, hardened targets and reinforced (critical) infrastructures remains a focal challenge for military operations. Enhanced effects on targets, like blast, perforation, penetration, shock, bubble effects or electromagnetic pulse, are required to defeat such advanced protection systems. In this way, the development of [...]

EDF: Air and missile defence


Voltar calls tópicos co-financiamento EDF-2021-AIRDEF-D-EATMI: Endo-atmospheric interceptor – concept phase Air Superiority is one of the eleven EU capability development priorities identified as part of the revised 2018 capability development plan. This priority includes specifically A2AD type (anti-access area denial) and BMD (ballistic missile defence) capability shortfalls. The emergence of new threats such as manoeuvring ballistic [...]

EDF: Air combat


Voltar calls tópicos co-financiamento EDF-2021-AIR-R-NGRT: Next generation rotorcraft technologies The importance of rotorcrafts, as principal vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) assets/systems, in military operations is widely recognized. Military rotorcraft are the workhorses of battlefields, fulfilling missions like armed reconnaissance, strike, combat search-and-rescue (CSAR), MEDical EVACuation (MEDEVAC), utility, air assault and close aerial support (CAS), which are [...]

EDF: Materials and components


Voltar calls tópicos co-financiamento EDF-2021-MATCOMP-R-PHE: Materials and structures for enhanced protection in hostile environments Military platforms and military personal protective equipment have to ensure a high level of protection against a large scope of threats and reduce risks of injuries for mounted and dismounted soldiers. Military platforms and military personal protective equipment have to ensure [...]

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