The current call closes in

The ASUR construct has now closed.
Thank you to everyone who participated.

This has been a very exciting and successful programme with many projects maturing within the Defence Enterprise. We hope to have a new construct available in 2018 and will be working closely with the Defence and Security Accelerator.

Autonomous Systems Underpinning Research (ASUR) is a Dstl programme which aims to develop an underpinning science and technology base to facilitate the research, development, production, deployment and operational use of intelligent unmanned systems by UK Armed Forces. This £10M, four year (2013 to 2017) programme develops capabilities within the supplier base in the area of intelligent systems.

The ASUR programme is managed on behalf of Dstl by BAE Systems, which provide the Programme Manager and Contracting Office. The programme is guided by an experienced consortium which actively engages with the UK's leading innovation providers. The consortium consists of BAE Systems, Leonardo Airborne and Space Systems (formerly Selex ES), MBDA, QinetiQ, Roke Manor Research Ltd, Rolls Royce Plc and Thales.

Technical excellence is assured by an Independent Technical Director and Dstl Technical Lead.

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Event Date : September 12-13, 2016

Autonomous Systems Engagement and Collaboration Event 2016

The ASUR consortium is hosting a two day event on 12th and 13th September 2016, in Basingstoke. This event will, through a series of briefs and networking poster sessions, provide attendees an overview of the MOD’s current work in the […]