The European Commission adopted the 2018 financing decision for the preparatory action on defence research (PADR) on 9 March with a budget of €40 million. It includes descriptions of 3 topics for which calls for proposals will be launched.
The research topics are capability-driven and focus on critical defence technologies. Such technologies aim to retain Europe’s strategic autonomy while ensuring security of supply, without end-user restrictions.
The calls for proposals and participation requirements are foreseen to be published in the second half of March on the Research and Innovation Participant Portal.
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