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EDF – Call for proposals focused on the increase of production capacities for missiles – 2023

European Defence Fund - The EDF promotes cooperation among companies and research actors of all sizes and geographic origin in the Union, in research and development of state-of-the-art and interoperable defence technology and equipment.

40 million euro

Appeal framework

Call reference EDF-ASAP-2023-LS-MIS
Program European Defence Fund
Institution European Commission
Sectors Aeronautics & Space Civil Protection & Risks Justice, Security, Defence Technology & Digital
Beneficiaries All beneficiaries

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Priorities and funded actions


To address the increase of production capacities in the area of missiles, in particular assembly of final product and production of propulsion systems, and that aims at supporting the timely delivery of missiles.

Among financed actions

  • The optimisation, expansion, modernisation, upgrading or repurposing of existing, or the establishment of new, production capacities
  • The establishment of cross-border industrial partnerships
  • The building-up and making available of reserved surge manufacturing capacities of relevant defence products
  • The testing, including the necessary infrastructure, and, as appropriate, reconditioning certification of relevant defence products
  • The training, reskilling or upskilling of personnel
  • The improvement of the access to finance for the relevant economic operators active in the production of or making available of relevant defence products

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals.
  • Initial duration of the action: less than 24 months


  • Be a legal person
  • Be a public or private entity
  • Total budget of the call: 40 million euro
  • Total budget of the topic:
    • EDF-ASAP-2023-LS-MIS-IPC: 40 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: up to 10 million euro
  • Co-financing rate: up to 35% of the total eligible costs

This grant is a lump sum grant.

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