9th March 2023
For 5 years, one of the most popular questions I’ve been asked is “What about ideas to help with training?”. Well, here is a new DASA competition addressing that very issue for the Army. We have £2.8m of funding for projects of a maximum of 12 months duration. The funding available per project is expected to be <£300k. Higher funding per project is possible as long as value for money is demonstrated. Projects will commence at a minimum of TRL3 and ideally complete at TRL6.
There are five challenges
Challenge 1: A flexible human terrain
This challenge area seeks innovations that represent the human terrain, such as threat representations that are consistent, both within and across the live, virtual and constructive (LVC) environments.
Challenge 2: A credible suite of players
This challenge area seeks innovations that enable the capability to test the training audience against a broad range of differentiated threats, from hostile civilians to organised insurgents and traditional state actors.
Challenge 3: Representative threat systems
This challenge area seeks innovations that help represent different threats, from peer+ threats to threats below the threshold of conflict across the physical, digital, political and social environments.
Challenge 4: Remote and Autonomous Systems
This challenge area seeks innovations that help represent increasing autonomy in the environment, such as remote and autonomous systems (RAS) and layered intelligence.
Challenge 5: A credible Information Environment
This challenge area seeks innovations to help represent a realistic and contested cyber and electromagnetic environment.
We are holding a dial-in event on 17 March. On 21 and 23 March you can book one-to-one sessions with the technical team to discuss your idea. These sessions will be popular and we advise you book asap.
Full details are here
Please note that at the time of writing, our submission service is closed while we make some changes to the application process as a result of feedback received by innovators and our assessor and moderator communities. We have therefore provided a locked version of the new application form to help you start planning your application (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1140738/20230306_Populating_the_World_of_Training_Application_Form__Locked_.pdf). There may be some minor typographical errors in this form.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Many kind regards,