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DASA awards 13 contracts for EO/IR sensor capability projects

6th May 2020 - 16:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) announced on 5 May that it has awarded a total of 13 new contracts worth £2.3 million ($2.8 million).

The contracts aim to develop and improve the UK’s existing EO/IR sensor capabilities under the Advanced Vision 2020 and Beyond competition. This is being ran by DASA on behalf of Dstl.

EO/IR sensors are fundamental in ensuring surveillance, reconnaissance, target acquisition, threat warning and target detection functions are met.

Andy Cole, Dstl project manager, said: ‘The ever evolving nature of military operations means that we wish to invest in novel and resilient technologies that can function in contested and congested environments, that will extend the range, lower the cost and size and expand the range of targets that can be addressed by EO/IR sensors.’

Contract recipients include: Frazer-Nash Consultancy, Heriot-Watt University, Iceni Labs, Living Optics, QinetiQ, Spectra Medical, Teledyne e2v, Thales, University of Bristol, University of Exeter, University of Stirling and University of Strathclyde.

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