The Government has made a share of £1.8m available for Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) forward reconnaissance systems.
DASA, the Defence and Security Accelerator, is seeking proposals that can deliver semi-autonomous forward reconnaissance systems controlled from manned mobile assets.
The concept is known as Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) – for the British Army.
DASA has confirmed it is interested in both ground-ground and air-air systems.
The control system should be designed with a single operator in mind working inside an existing mobile platform.
As part of the process, the competition outlines how a demonstration must be provided at the Army Warfighting Experiment 2020 (AWE 2020) which will take place in March of next year.
It is a single phase competition with a total funding of £1.8M over 8 months, to potentially support 3 to 5 bids.