Sunday, December 03, 2006

Ministry of Defense Grand Challenge

Aviation Week reports that the British Ministry of Defense has issued a Grand Challenge for a sensor platform that can work in urban combat environments. The current rules include a trophy and the possibility of a contract, but (unfortunately, from the point of view of this blog) no cash prize for the winner is mentioned. In that sense it is similar to the current round of the DARPA Grand Challenge. The MOD Challenge is restricted to UK contestants, unlike the DARPA Challenge which already has contestants from several countries.