Under the Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR), the grant for the Research Action call on the topic of ‘Force protection and advanced soldier systems beyond current programmes’, subtopic ‘Tailor-made blast, ballistic and CBRN protection of military personnel’, was concluded. The awarded project, called VESTLIFE, was signed on 27 April 2018. Led by AITEX (Spain), VESTLIFE’s consortium encompasses 5 other participants from 5 countries: CITEVE (Portugal), Brapa Consultancy (the Netherlands), TECNALIA (Spain), Petroceramics (Italy) and FY-Composites (Finland). The project, which has a duration of 36 months, will receive an EU grant of roughly €2.43 million.

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