EDA extends deadline for industry input into RPAS integration work

Following several requests from industry representatives and considering the importance of European Industry’s feedback, the European Defence Agency has decided to extend the deadline for the Industry Exchange Platform papers’ submissions until 11 October.

The call for papers aims at gathering the views from industries and other stakeholders about several topics in the RPAS air traffic integration (ATI) area and will contribute to set the initial scope of this Industry Exchange Platform. Additional information on this initiative is available here.

EDA opened a call for papers from defence industry, academia and research institutes on the topic of Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) earlier this year. The call for papers is focused on the RPAS ATI in European airspace in the timeframe 2025-2030. This call is in response to the EDA’s revised approach towards establishing a structured dialogue and enhanced engagement with industry based on a set of priority actions, supported by the EDA Ministerial Steering Board on 18 May 2017. In the RPAS ATI context, and in line with the coordinated approach amongst the main European stakeholders, EDA has set up an Industry Exchange Platform on RPAS Air Traffic Integration.

The purpose of this Exchange Platform is:

  • To establish a regular dialogue with industry on a key priority: MALE RPAS integration in the European ATM System in the 2025 – 2030 timeframe.
  • To share information on current R&D initiatives and strategies also on industry side in the RPAS ATI domain.
  • To identify technology gaps and solutions that can benefit both civil and military applications.

The present call for papers aims at selecting the initial scope and membership of this Exchange Platform, which will hold its next meeting beginning of November 2017. Participation in this call for papers is open to companies of any size as well as academic, research institutes and associations or grouping of industrial suppliers. All proposals must conform to the eligibility criteria set out in this call for papers.

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