MoD launches £2m competition to counter drone threat

The Ministry of Defence has launched a £2m competition for proposals to tackle the threats posed by UAS. Organised by DASA, the Defence and Security Accelerator, it is seeking robust and cost-effective next-gen solutions. It is part of a move from the MoD which is looking to develop new defensive capabilities which draw upon autonomous decision-making mechanisms and networked sensing systems to detect, track, identify and defeat hostile UAS. Defence secretary Gavin Williamson said: “As the security threats from hostile drones are evolving at pace, it’s critical that our armed forces benefit from the very latest technology to stay ahead.”
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