Canada seeks industry proposals for C-UAS technology development funding

Under the Innovation in Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) programme, the Canadian Departmnent of National Defence (DND) has launched Window 2 of its Counter Uncrewed Aerial Systems Concept Development project.

Seeking to answer the question “How might we detect and/or defeat micro and mini UAS with systems that can be integrated into the broader military command and control system,” IDEaS will provide funding of up to CAD 500,000 for innovative C-UAS concepts over a period of up to nine  months. There is a potential for further funding of up to CAD 2 million should concepts be found successful and promising by DND and Canadian Armed Forces.

Innovators are invited to submit developmental C-UAS concepts for the defeat of micor and mini UAS by 15 April. Application details, further information and a frequently asked questions resource are available through the link below.

The results of Window 1, in which winners received funding of between CAD 200,000 and 500,000, included ThinkSOLN Corporation, Institut National d’Optique, AGILE Electromagnetics Incorporated and C-CORE.

For more information: Counter Uncrewed Aerial Systems Concept Development –

(Image: Canada’s Institut National d’Optique (INO) has established a reputation for innovative laser system development and, under Window 1 of the counter-UAS project, won CAD 208,913 for an innovative, scalable high peak power laser concept aimed at UAS neutralisation. Credit representative image: INO)


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