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Grants for projects related to the development of defence equipment and technologies aimed at strengthening the European defence industry


This programme is a prelude to the European Defence Fund, which will be implemented from the next programming period 2021-2027.


* Contribute to the strategic autonomy of the European Union;
* Strengthen cooperation between Member States in defence industry


* Enabling operations, protection and mobility of military forces;
* Intelligence, secured communication & Cyber;
* Ability to conduct high-end operations;
* Innovative defence technologies & SMEs;
* Innovation in defence research

Funded actions

* Development of CBRN threat detection capabilities or counter drone systems;
* Development of the next generation of ground-based precision strike capabilities, ground combat capabilities, air combat capabilities and future naval systems;
* Solutions in Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Cyber technologies

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Corporations, Research centres, SMEs

Sectors: Industry, Innovation, Justice - Security, New technologies, Research

Regions: European Union

Next funding alert: 2020

Free access: Yes

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