2024 Counter Uncrewed Aerial Systems Sandbox Call for Applications

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Memorial Deadline: Thursday 5th, October 2023

External Deadline: Tuesday 10th, October 2023


The deadline to submit applications for the 2024 Counter Uncrewed Aerial Systems (CUAS) Sandbox has been extended to
2 pm EDT, on October 10, 2023.

New for the 2024 CUAS Sandbox: IDEaS will be awarding Sandbox prizes, with $1 million for first place, $500,000 for second place, and $250,000 for third place!

As with previous CUAS Sandboxes, innovators can expect:

  • Up to five days of your 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), United States (US) Government – Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) end-users, and science experts.
  • Iterative testing and demonstration to improve your technology.
  • Feedback from CAF to customize and adjust your test plan on the fly.

Visit the 2024 CUAS Sandbox web page for all the details you need in order to apply.

Funding Sources

National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: October 4, 2023