TheÂ Defense Department has unveiled an award competition for industry-university teams to explore autonomous,Â sensing and mobility platforms as part of a new DoD pilot program.
DoD said WednesdayÂ itsÂ Defense Enterprise Science Initiative program seeks to spur collaborative basic research efforts focused on end-use technology applications that can help address U.S. national defense and security challenges.
A basic research organization at the Pentagon’s Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering serves as DESI sponsor.
The department also partnered with the U.S. Air Force‘s Office of Scientific Research, the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Army Research Office to implement the initiative.
DoD’sÂ broad agency announcement on the program can be found here.