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Call: Air combat capabilities

Acronym EDIDP
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"European Defence Industrial Development Programme"
The European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP), which paves the way for the European Defence Fund that will be established for the funding period 2021-2027, focuses on the promotion of a strong and innovative defence industry as well as on raising the EU's autonomy and technological leadership in defence. For the funding period of 2017-2020 the EDIDP supports defence research and the development of equipment and technology.
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Air combat capabilities
Description of call
"Air combat capabilities"
Air superiority is a key factor for European armed forces to defend European territory and citizens as well as to respond in more remote geographical areas. Focus needs to be put on developing the suppression of enemy air defence capability, the need to integrate and combine manned and unmanned platforms in a larger operational system, the need for airborne electronic attack capabilities, the ability to carry out deep strikes as well as upgrading or developing next generation attack helicopters, including self-protection systems for fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Proposals are invited against any of the following topics:
  • Airborne electronic attack capability
  • Combat jet training platforms
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Thematic Focus Justice, Safety & Security, Digitisation, ICT, Telecommunication, Research & Innovation, Technology Transfer & Exchange
Funding area EU Member States
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Eligible applicants Research Institution, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), Public Services, Start Up Company, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), University
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details Total call budget: 12 million €
Co-financing rate: max. 90%
Submission Proposals should be submitted in pdf format on a USB stick or CD-RROM and have to be sent to the following address:
European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
EDIDP Call 2019
Unit I.4
Office address: BREY 09/028
B-1049 Brussels, Belgium
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