Competition: Don’t Blow It! Safely eliminating chemical and biological munitions on the battlefield

DASA competition seeking low technology readiness level proposals for innovative technologies in accessing, disabling and destroying chemical and biological munitions and improvised explosive devices on the battlefield.


Current technologies summary document

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This competition has an initial £500,000 to fund multiple proof-of-concept proposals at low Technology Readiness Levels (TRL). Additional funding of £1.5 million may be available depending on the outcome of the initial funding phase. The competition closes at 5 pm GMT (midday EST) on 19 November 2018.

It is joint funded by the UK Ministry of Defence and the US Department of Defense, and will operate under an existing memorandum of understanding between both nations.

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Published 11 July 2018
Last updated 9 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Additional information for US companies wishing to submit with regards to ITAR. The closing date for submissions of proposals has been move to the 19 November 2018.

  2. Update to ITAR information for US companies wishing to submit a proposal for this competition Change to the deadline for submission of proposal for all bidders to 19 November 2018

  3. Addition of summary technologies documents for information.

  4. Removal of example of current technologies document to enable corrections to be made

  5. Update to registration details for launch event details and addition of full competition document and guidance document on existing technologies

  6. Updated closing date for expression of interest to 17 September 2018

  7. First published.