European Union to provide EUR21 million for military RPAS detect and avoid research

The European Commission has announced it will fund up to EUR21.1 million of the EUR27.4 total required for the EUDAAS (European Detect and Avoid (DAA) function based on new sensors and processing for RPAS integration into air-traffic management) programme.

According to a project fact sheet:

“The EUDAAS project will develop and validate a 100% European detect and avoid (DAA) solution for safe insertion of large military Remotely-Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) in the European air traffic so that RPAS can operate along with other manned and unmanned aircraft. EUDAAS will also increase the maturity of non-cooperative sensors, to enable the use of RPAS in a much wider and flexible way than currently possible. The project addresses the current user needs by focusing on specific use cases such as the European medium altitude longer endurance RPAS.”

Consortium members comprise Saab Aktiebolag (coordinator), CIRA, Diehl Defence, DLR, Hensoldt Sensors, Indra Sistemas, Leonardo, Safran Electronics and Defence, Thales Six GTS and ONERA.

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