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European Defence Fund – Precision strikes capabilities – 2021

The European Defence Fund aims at fostering the competitiveness, efficiency and innovation capacity of the defence technological and industrial base throughout the European Union.

2021-12-09
10 million euro
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Institution European Commission
Sectors
Beneficiaries
Regions European Economic Area, European Union

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Priorities and funded actions

Objectives

  • To generate knowledge by compiling background information;
  • To integrate knowledge on initial warhead designs;
  • To study warhead optimization and munition applications;
  • To design weapon system integration and validation.

Priorities

  • Priority 1: Research on technology of explosive;
  • Priority 2: Research on technology of liners of shaped charges and explosively formed projectiles;
  • Priority 3: Development of a technology of production of precise liners made of new materials;
  • Priority 4: Optimization of the shapes of the liners;
  • Priority 5: Development of a technology of manufacturing of the warhead shells providing high strength, accuracy and repeatability;
  • Priority 6: Development of new methods of explosive initiation;
  • Priority 7: Development of multi-liner warheads;
  • Priority 8: Development of initial concepts of new warhead carriers as well as selection of existing ones;
  • Priority 9: Definition of numerical models of the warhead/target systems and performing computer simulations;
  • Priority 10: Performing experimental tests determining the functioning of the developed warhead systems.

Among financed actions

  • Activities aiming to create, underpin and improve knowledge, products and technologies;
  • Activities aiming to increase interoperability and resilience, including second production and exchange of data;
  • Studies, such as feasibility studies;
  • Design of a defence product.

Additional information

  • This call is an open call for proposals.

Eligibility

  • Be a legal entity;
  • Be established in a Member State or in an associated country;
  • Be independent from any third country.
Financement
  • Amount of the grant: 10 million euros
  • Co-financing rate: up to 90% of the total eligible costs

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