New IFA: Countering IEDs by Novel Technology and Techniques

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is pleased to launch a new Innovation Focus Area (IFA), Countering IEDs by Novel Technology and Techniques. To address the UK’s need for Improvised Explosive Device (IED) threat detection, this IFA aims to find and develop innovations that use either the Radio Frequency (RF) spectrum or provide an understanding of the RF spectrum in order to detect and disrupt the functionality of IEDs.

  • Between £150k and £400k is available per proposal for this IFA. Proposals are expected to last between 6 – 18 months.
  • The IFA is open for proposals now until further notice.

It is vital that UK military and security users can continue to deploy new countermeasures and technologies to outpace IED threat evolution, to protect service personnel, emergency services and the public. An important part of countering an IED threat is the detection of devices along with understanding the electromagnetic environment to inform situational awareness, to decide threat from non-threat and to inform the configuration of other countermeasures.

Have an innovation that could help? Read the full competition document and submit a proposal.