Maritime Early Warning Innovations Competition

10 Jun 2021 01:00 PM

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has launched a competition for the development of innovative technologies to provide novel methods of Early Warning (EW) for maritime operations. The competition aims to develop alternative future concepts for the Airborne Early Warning systems that currently enable deployed capabilities within the Carrier and Littoral Strike Groups.

£1.25M is available to fund contracts with a maximum value of £250k each. The duration of each of the funded contracts is to be no longer than 9 months. This phase will focus on maturing key underpinning ideas and technologies to demonstrate concept feasibility.

DASA are looking to undertake continuous development of solutions and their intent is to provide further funding to projects that are demonstrated to be successful during this initial period. Therefore, unlike previous DASA competitions, this is the only planned phase for this call. Further development of solutions beyond the initial period of up to 9 months, will take place through a Framework Contract and tasking. The competition closes on Tuesday 6 July 2021 at midday BST.

The competition itself:

Competition aims to identify concepts which could enhance:



Your proposal should include evidence of:


You may wish to include some of the following information, where known, to help the assessors understand your exploitation plans to date:

How to apply:

For more information please read here.