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September 23, 2021 | Local, Aerospace, Naval, C4ISR, Security

NEW DEADLINE EXTENTION: IDEaS fifth Call for Proposals for six Competitive Projects challenges closes October 5, 2021 // NOUVELLE DATE LIMITE PROLONGÉE : Le cinquième appel de propositions IDEeS pour les six défis de projets compétitifs se prend fin l

NEW DEADLINE EXTENTION: IDEaS fifth Call for Proposals for six Competitive Projects challenges closes October 5, 2021
The deadline to apply for the CFP5 challenges has been extended to Tuesday, October 5, 2021.
The Department of National Defence (DND) is hoping for more applications to help find the best technology to solve its newest challenges covering a wide scope of DND/CAF needs from real-time surveillance, rotary blade maintenance, antennas, and greenhouse gas reduction:

•    Worth a thousand sources: A fused picture for continental surveillance
•    We Sea You: Digital tracking and accounting on navy vessels 
•    Erosion from Motion: Reducing wear and tear on rotary blades
•    Wireless is where it’s at: Secure and Seamless Wireless Network Onboard Ships
•    High Bandwidth, Low Profile: Next generation point-to-point communication solutions for the field
•    Less GHGs on the Seas: Practical solutions to measure and record energy consumption

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To learn more about what our Program offers, visit the IDEaS website.

The IDEaS Team

NOUVELLE DATE LIMITE PROLONGÉE : Le cinquième appel de propositions IDEeS pour les six défis de projets compétitifs prend fin le 5 octobre 2021

La date limite pour postuler aux défis ADP5 a été prolongée au mardi 5 octobre 2021.
Le ministère de la Défense nationale (MDN) espère recevoir un plus grand nombre de soumissions afin de trouver la meilleure technologie pour résoudre ses nouveaux défis couvrant un large éventail de besoins du MDN/FAC de la surveillance en temps réel, l'entretien des pales rotatives, les antennes et la réduction des gaz à effet de serre :

• Une image vaut mille sources: image fusionnée pour la surveillance continentale
• On vous voit: Suivi et comptabilité numérique sur les navires de la marine
• Érosion due au mouvement: Réduire l’usure des pales de la voilure tournante
• Le sans-fil est là où il se trouve: Réseau sans fil sécurisé et transparent à bord   des navires
• Large bande passante, courte portée: Solutions de communication point à point de nouvelle génération pour le terrain
• Moins de GES en mer: des solutions pratiques pour mesurer et enregistrer la consommation d’énergie

Appliquez dès maintenant ou passez le mot!

Pour en savoir plus sur ce que propose notre programme, visitez le site Web IDEeS.

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