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19 Apr 2017

EC publishes 2017 topics description for Preparatory Action on Defence Research

The European Commission (EC) adopted the 2017 Financing Decision for the Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR) on 11 April 2017. The Decision includes descriptions of three topics for which calls for proposals will be launched in late May.

The first topic calls for the launch of one complex project to show the added value of unmanned systems in enhancing situational awareness while operating alongside and communicating with other manned and unmanned systems. The second topic focuses on future generic open soldier system reference architecture; technology advancements in tailor-made blast, ballistic and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) protection of military personnel; and novel developments in active and passive military camouflage methods. The third topic will call for proposals to start the strategic technology foresight.

The budget for the PADR related actions in 2017 is €25 million. Its main implementation will be through grants. The call for proposals and the participation modalities will be published in late May 2017.

For more information:

EC DG Growth - News

EC PADR Financing Decision (with Annex: 2017 work programme with description of actions)


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