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EDIDP – Ground combat capabilities – 2020

Funds for developing next generation and upgrade of current armoured platforms, including those able to operate in extreme climates and geographical environments

9 million euros

Appeal framework

Institution Eurcopean Commission
Regions European Union

EU member states

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Priorities and funded actions

* Developing next generation armoured platforms, in particular addressing Main Battle Tank (MBT) or Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) or Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) or other light armoured vehicle;
* Developing and integrating modern and upgraded systems, subsystems or sensors into existing platforms and/or payloads improving significantly their performance.

* Rebuild a credible deterrent in terms of land combat capability, by introducing in the shortest time a significant number of advanced armoured combat vehicles; 
* Introduce new innovative (spin-offs) vehicle technologies and capabilities that can be adopted to other vehicles/platforms/layouts;
* Increase EU industry capability to produce new highly innovative vehicle systems;
* Provide solutions that solves future capability needs of several Member States with maximum commonality and modularity; 
* Provide vehicle solutions, which have a reduced environmental/logistic footprint;
* Establish European business consortium able to offer competitive solutions for global market; 
* Decrease dependence from non-EU technologies and products.

Among financed actions 
* The collection and definition of concept of operations (CONOPS); 
* A feasibility study for the possible concept and technical solutions which fulfil the given high level requirements, including a Detailed Requirements Review (DRR);
* The detailed system specification;
* The high-level design of the selected concept; 
* The detailed design of the system, including a System Requirement Review (SRR), a Preliminary Design Review (PDR) and Critical Design Review (CDR);
* The elaboration of a demonstrator;  the benchmarking/testing of the demonstrator platform against the requirements.

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the action: 4 years max 

* Eligibility:
– Be public or private undertakings established in the Union;
– The action must be carried out by undertakings cooperating within a consortium of at least three eligible entities which are established in at least three different Member States


* Co-financing rate: 
– Studies: up to 90% of the total eligible costs
– System prototyping : up to 20% of the total eligible costs
– Other type of activities: up to 65% of the total eligible costs

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