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UK looks into new approaches for military logistics

3rd February 2021 - 14:37 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

Competition seeks ideas for applying additive manufacturing and automation to the logistics chain.

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has launched a competition in search of novel military logistics solutions for the UK armed forces.

Up to £800,000 ($1.09 million) is on offer for organisations in industry and academia to come up with ideas to identify, develop and demonstrate ‘a step change in military logistics capability across the Maritime, Land and Air domains’, the UK MoD announced on 2 February.

The deadline for entries is noon on 25 March.

The Right on Time: Automating Military Logistics competition, run by DASA on behalf of the MoD Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), focuses on innovative ideas to automate the logistics chain as well as new uses for additive manufacturing.

The competition will feed into the Deployed Military Logistics Hub concept from the MoD.

Technologies capable of being progressed towards Technical Readiness Level 6 will be demonstrated in the UK in September 2021.  

Dstl will be assisted throughout this competition by SNC-Lavalin company Atkins. 

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