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MOD launches £2m competition to counter drones threat

Lizzie Massey

BBC Live reporter

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The Ministry of Defence has launched a competition to find "innovative solutions" to address the increasing drone threat to the defence and security of the UK.

The total funding for the competition is expected to be at least £2m.

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), the MOD’s innovation hub, is seeking "robust and cost-effective next-generation solutions" to the risks posed by hostile Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).

As the security threats from hostile drones are evolving at pace, it’s critical that our armed forces benefit from the very latest technology to stay ahead. This competition will draw on the brightest and best of our defence industry."

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