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February 1, 2022 | Local, Aerospace, Security

Sandbox CUAS Detect, Defeat Challenge is Now Live! | Le défi CUAS Détecter et Vaincre 2.0 d’Environnement protégé est maintenant en ligne!

Sandbox CUAS Detect, Defeat Challenge is Now Live!

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It's time to start looking to the skies! After hosting a Sandbox in 2019 on Countering Unmanned Aerial Systems (CUAS), IDEaS is inviting innovators to bring their ‘A' game and demonstrate how their solution can detect and/or defeat our team of drones.

IDEaS is looking for next-level CUAS prototypes that can solve the Sandbox challenge and be integrated into the broader military command and control system.

Innovators invited to participate will receive:

  • Up to 5 days of free personal full-time use of our fully equipped CUAS test range including targets.
  • On-site one-on-one continual interaction with Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and RCMP end-users, and science experts.
  • Opportunity to iteratively test, demonstrate, and improve your technology.
  • Ability to customize and adjust your test plan with the CAF on the fly to optimize your range time.
  • Exposure of your innovation to multiple Canadian & international defence and security trusted partners.

Visit the CUAS 2022 Challenge page for all the details you need in order to apply.

All application must be submitted prior to 2 PM EST on April 13, 2022.

Eric Fournier sits down with Armasuisse Insights to talk all things innovation.


Learn what the DG of IDEaS has to say about governmental defence innovation, it's ecosystem, as well as new and exciting opportunities made available to Canadian Innovators through the IDEaS program. Read the full interview here: Looking abroad – Innovation at the Canadian Department of National Defence (admin.ch)

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Le défi CUAS Détecter et Vaincre 2.0 d'Environnement protégé est maintenant en ligne!

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Il est temps de se tourner vers le ciel! Après avoir tenu un Environnement protégé en 2019 portant sur la lutte contre les systèmes aériens sans pilote (CUAS), IDEeS invite les innovateurs à présenter leurs meilleures solutions afin de détecter et/ou vaincre notre équipe de drones.

IDEeS recherche des prototypes CUAS de niveau supérieur capables de résoudre le défi de l'Environnement protégé et de s'intégrer dans le système militaire plus large de commandement et de contrôle.

Les innovateurs invités à participer recevront :

  • Jusqu'à cinq jours d'utilisation personnelle gratuite à temps plein de notre champ de tir pour CUAS entièrement équipée, y compris les cibles.
  • Interaction continue et individuelle sur site avec nos utilisateurs militaires des FAC et nos experts scientifiques.
  • Testez, démontrez et améliorez votre technologie de manière itérative.
  • Personnalisez et ajustez votre plan d'essai avec les FAC sur le champ pour optimiser votre temps d'autonomie.
  • Exhibez votre innovation devant de multiples partenaires canadiens et internationaux en matière de défense et de sécurité.

Visitez la page du défi CUAS 2022 pour tous les détails dont vous avez besoin afin de postuler. Toutes les candidatures doivent être soumises avant 14 heures HNE le 13 avril 2022.

Eric Fournier partage sa vision de l'innovation avec Armasuisse Insights.

Découvrez ce que le DG d'IDEeS a à dire sur l'innovation en matière de défense gouvernementale, sur son écosystème ainsi que sur les nouvelles possibilités intéressantes offertes aux innovateurs canadiens par le biais du programme IDEeS. Lisez l'entrevue complète ici : Regard sur l'étranger – Innovation au ministère de la Défense nationale canadien (admin.ch)

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