Rapid Capabilities Office and Air Capability Industry Engagement: Low-Cost Uncrewed Air Systems (LANCA Follow-On)

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Following the lessons learned from Project MOSQUITO, Project ALVINA, and wider Uncrewed Air Systems (UAS) experimentation, the Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO) and Air Capability are considering how to best exploit Low-Cost UAS to support the Combat Air Force Mix as part of follow on LANCA activity and wider Uncrewed System Development. The Authority will be holding an engagement day on Tuesday 29th November 2022 to inform Industry of Air’s intent for additive/adjunct capability in the Combat Air Force Mix, and to provide Industry Partners with the opportunity to consider how they could best contribute to Air’s intent within a subsequent R&D portfolio. This engagement will likely be of interest to Industry Partners who specialise in any of the following: UAS design and manufacture, propulsion, systems integration, navigation, communication, Electronic Warfare (EW) payloads (active and passive), autonomy, command and control, airworthiness and certification. Additional information: Engagement Day • The Engagement Day will be held in person at RAF High Wycombe, HP14 4UE. • To allow for maximum attendance, the Authority will hold two Industry Engagement Sessions on Tuesday 29th November 2022, at 09:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 16:00. • The content of each session will be the same so please register for one session only. • The engagement will include a series of briefings from Air Capability, with an opportunity for Industry Partners to ask questions. Classification • The engagement sessions will be classified at SECRET UK EYES ONLY. • All attendees must hold SC clearance (at a minimum), must be a UK National and the company represented must have a UK entity. • Evidence must be provided upon registration (please see below). • All information provided through the engagement sessions must be treated as Commercial in Confidence and handled on a need-to-know basis. Registration details: To register for an Industry Engagement Session, please confirm the below details via email to Melissa Roberts (melissa.roberts184@mod.gov.uk) and Cher Dugard (cher.dugard100@mod.gov.uk) no later than Friday 18th November 2022. Attendance will be limited to 2 people per company. Email Subject: Low-Cost Uncrewed Air Systems (LANCA Follow-On) Industry Engagement Please include: - Full Name: - Position / Title: - Company Represented (must have a UK entity): - DOB: - Confirmation of Nationality (or Nationalities): - Evidence of Security Clearance (minimum of SC): - Please state your preferred session (AM or PM) however, these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If travelling by car, please also provide the following: - Make of Car: - Model: - Colour: - Vehicle Registration Number:

CPV Codes

  • 35613000 - Unmanned aerial vehicles

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