Latvia has allocated $1.4 million divided between three innovative projects that aim to improve electromagnetic protection and cybersecurity and to develop a ballistic protective vest to protect UAVs.
The project for a prototype of a ballistic protective vest will feature a pressure-sensitive layer with graphene and silicon aerogel for accurate reception of impact. This effort has been awarded funding of €449,000 ($508,000).
These proposals were selected under Latvia's Defense Innovation Research program. The three winning projects will be implemented by December 2023.