Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation joins consortia to implement projects under the European Defense Fund

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The European Commission announced the results of the competition as part of the European Defense Fund (EDF) 2021 supporting R&D projects in the area of advanced technologies in security and defense of European Union countries. The winning applications included two projects submitted by the consortia membered by the Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation: EU HYDEF and NEUMANN.

EU HYDEF (European Hypersonic Defense Interceptor) is a conceptual project aimed at the development of an endoatmospheric 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 budget is EUR 56.5 million.

Research and development