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Appel R&D NGCAT 2024

The Council of Ministers has approved the thematic call for research and development proposals in the field of Next Generation Combat Air Technologies (NGCAT).

During a dedicated information session, the DEFRA team will present the objectives, the themes and modalities of the NGCAT R&D call for proposals to researchers from both the public and private sector.

The R&D call encompasses 4 technology domains: 

  • Structures and associated subsystems
  • Propulsion and accessories
  • Communication, Cyber, Avionics, embedded sensors and networks
  • Transversal Disruptive Enabling technologies


  • Deadline Expressions of Interest: 7 June 2024 at 14h00
  • Deadline Full proposals: 25 September 2024 at 14h00

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Appels clôturés

Fourth Call 2024

Ce quatrième appel couvrira les 6 thèmes de recherche suivants:
1. CYBER - Short-term Mitigation Techniques for Software Resilience 2. Securing critical Maritime Infrastructure
3..Improved Underwater Communications between Sensors/Weapon Systems and Data systems to Render Data into Actionable Data
4. Next-Generation Vision and Sensor Fusion
5. Prolonged Forward Casualty Care
6: Open Call: Research on Innovative and Future-Oriented Defence Solutions

Third Call 2023
Ce troisième appel couvrira les 5 thèmes de recherche suivants:
1. CYBER – Automated certification of software
2. Autonomous systems – Human-machine Teaming
3. Open theme SMEs - Research on innovative and future-oriented defence solutions with specific interest for CBRN-Medical Response, Decontamination and Protection and Weapon Systems - Improved ammunition systems
4. Advanced sensor technologies - Radar and (multi)-sensor systems
5. Materials - Protective characteristics

Second Call 2022
Comprend quatre thèmes de recherche :
1. Space weather for security and defence applications
2. 5/6G for military, security and crisis applications
3. Sustainable and "green" energy applications for military use
4. Preventive medicine for improved soldier fitness

First Call 2021
Trois thèmes de recherche:
1. NEET: Employment of NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) for Belgian Defence
2. SEHS: Small Energy Harvesting systems for Defence applications
3. SPACE: Space technologies for Defence applications