The PADR has the objective to test the added-value of the EU budget supporting defence research, in view of a potential EU programme in the next EU Multi-annual Financial Framework. The PADR will be implemented by the EDA through a Delegation Agreement to be signed between the EDA and the Commission on behalf of the European Union in 2017.
The Work Programme of the PADR 2017 focuses on three topics:
- Unmanned systems in enhancing situational awareness while operating alongside and communicating with other manned and unmanned systems;
- Force protection and soldier systems, including: future generic open soldier system reference architecture, technology advancements in tailor-made blast, ballistic and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) protection of military personnel and novel developments in active and passive military camouflage methods;
- Strategic technology foresight requesting to propose and validate a methodology and/ or process to gather data, to define scenarios illustrating potential future conflicts supporting the scoping of EU-funded defence research.
The calls for proposals are planned to be published beginning of June 2017.
Registration will be possible from 24 May (12h00) until 20 June (23:59) here.