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Call for research proposals for innovative and novel protection systems

Armour and Protection Science and Technology Centre
Call for research proposals for innovative and novel protection systems

  • The call will close 19 June 2012.

The Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) ‘Armour and Protection Science and Technology Centre’ (AP STC) will be launching a call for research proposals through the Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE). Proposals are sought for long term research in the area of innovative and novel protection systems that will provide a significant, possibly revolutionary, advance on current technologies. For more information on the AP STC please see their webpages or contact them via aandpstcenquiries@dstl.gov.uk.

Recent operational experience shows that the threat from a determined and inventive enemy is constantly evolving and changing. The armour and protection needed by UK Armed Forces must keep ahead of the threat with both short term developments to reflect current experience and also long term research to provide the knowledge and technology into the future.

In the longer term, MOD has a requirement to provide both physical and active protection systems that are mass and volume efficient and capable of countering rapidly evolving threats, primarily Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), mines, top attack weapons and small arms.

A seminar to launch this call will present the technical challenges and provide attendees the opportunity to question military and technical experts from the Centre and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. The launch seminar will be held (1330-1600) at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Tuesday 15 May 2012. MOD does not charge for attendance at CDE seminars and registration is only through at www.science.mod.uk.

A supporting call document with full details of the call will be available following the event via the CDE website. All proposals must be submitted through the CDE Portal

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