Competition: Future Screening for Aviation and Borders

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition seeks proposals for novel and innovative solutions for screening and detection to protect the UK aviation system and wider borders.


Framework Agreement: future screening for aviation and borders

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This DASA competition, for the Future Aviation Security Solutions (FASS) Programme, is seeking innovation which can provide step changes to the current capabilities of screening and detection of dangerous, illicit and/or contraband items.

As the aviation sector continues to expand, the range of threats to aviation also continues to evolve. This competition seeks to help the UK government, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and aviation industry to continue improving aviation security processes by staying ahead of evolving threats and maintaining a high level of confidence in threat detection while minimising the burden on passengers and aviation staff.

The competition comprises multiple challenges, addressing different aspects of aviation security and beyond, to explore technologies which can also be used to detect threats at non-aviation related borders.

Total funding of £4.5million is expected to be available to fund a wide range of multiple projects, which are anticipated to run up until 28 February 2021.

This competition closes at 1 July 2019 at midday (BST).

Queries should be sent to

Published 5 May 2019