The European Commission has announced the results of the competition under the European Defence Fund (EDF) 2021 supporting R&D projects in the area of ​​advanced technologies in the field of security and defence of EU countries. The winning applications include two, submitted by the consortia of which Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation is a member: EU HYDEF and NEUMANN.

EU HYDEF (European Hypersonic Defense Interceptor) is a conceptual project aimed at the development of an endo-atmospheric system for intercepting air threats predicted in the 2035+ perspective. The consortium consists of 14 partners from 7 European countries. The project will run for 36 months. The project budget is EUR 110 million.

NEUMAN (Novel Energy and propUlsion systeMs for Air dominance) is a project aimed at developing a proposal of technological solutions in the field of propulsion systems / subsystems and energy management for fighter aircraft engines. The consortium consists of 38 partners from 14 European countries. The project will run for 38 months. The project budget is EUR 56.5 million.

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