Current Calls for Defence

Defence, Safety and Security Committee
8 Nov 2010

The current calls from the Centre for Defence Enterprise are:

Fast Track to the Front Line -CLOSES 1200 NOON, 11 NOVEMBER

A programme dedicated to fast tracking the development of selected science and technology to to deliver capability improvements that will have a direct impact within 12 months. Calls for innovative research proposals are requested on (1) minimising surrounding damage whilst breaching thick adobe walls, (2) improving our capability to see into compounds and into buildings and (3) maximising our ability to pre-empt and detect the origin of direct fire (e.g. rifle or rocket propelled grenade).

Biometric Technologies - CLOSES 1200 NOON, 22 NOVEMBER

Call for capabilities for the rapid collection and processing of biometrics as biometric technologies are a vital tool to assist UK Armed Forces to establish and verify an individual's identity, protect assets by restricting logistical and physical access to authorized personnel and support the detection and investigation of individuals involved in terrorist-related activities.

IED Detection Demonstration Days - APPLY BY 3 DECEMBER for January Trials

The Ministry of Defence is offering UK companies the opportunity to demonstrate IED detection technology in a representative situation. MOD's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) will host a number of "Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Detection Demonstration Days" in January 2011 against representative IED designs.

Armour and Protection - CLOSES 1200 NOON, 7 DECEMBER

Call for longer term research proposals for both physical and active protection systems that are mass and volume efficient and capable of countering rapidly evolving threats, primarily IEDs, mines, top attack weapons and small arms.

Further information about all of these calls can be found here


Do not forget that if you have a good idea or innovative science that could have application in UK Defence you do not need to wait for the right call but can apply through the Open Call. The monthly round up of calls closes on the first Thursday of the month.

Further information at