Businesses can apply for a share of up to a possible £3 million for supplying the military front line through autonomous systems.
The Ministry of Defence is to invest in projects that look at ways of using autonomous systems in the ‘last mile’ of the supply chain to front-line military operations.
Up to £1.5 million is available in the first phase of the competition. There is up to an additional £1.5 million in phase 2 that includes proposed system designs. This will only be available to projects funded through phase 1.
A third phase could include a longer period of trials and evaluation of promising proposals.