German drone manufacturer Quantum Systems opens its center in Ukraine
German manufacturer of reconnaissance drones Quantum Systems has opened a maintenance and logistics hub in Ukraine to support contracts with the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, reported the company's website.
The Service-Training-Support and Logistics (SSTLC) Facility provides training for operators in the use and maintenance of Vector drones and is a local procurement center for spare parts and repair services.
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In late May, Quantum Systems received its third order from the Ministry of Defense for the supply of 300 Vector medium-range reconnaissance drones. The purchase is funded by the German government. The two previous orders were in January 2023 (105 UAVs) and August 2022 (33 UAVs).
The company claims that since August 2022, Vector has been widely used and intensively tested on the battlefield in Ukraine.
"The UAV offers unmatched maneuverability and rapid deployment capabilities. Ready for use in two minutes, it provides continuous detection of enemy targets regardless of weather conditions, reaches speeds of up to 72 km/h and can withstand long flight times," the company said in a statement.
With built-in artificial intelligence, Vector provides efficient and convenient real-time aerial reconnaissance. The system frees the operator from constant video monitoring. Built-in algorithms allow it to automatically identify objects and instantly transmit key intelligence information to the ground.
"Quantum Systems stands firmly in support of Ukraine and their democracy, and we are dedicated to assisting them in defending their country, whatever it takes. The trust of the Ukrainian
Ministry of Defense in our systems holds immense significance for us. We consider it a privilege to contribute to Ukraine's defense, and we remain committed to delivering superior systems to their armed forces," commented Florian Seibel, CEO of Quantum Systems.
Quantum Systems was founded in 2015 and is headquartered at the Oberpfaffenhofen Special Airport, 20 km west of Munich. It specializes in the development, design, and production of small unmanned aerial vehicles. It creates new generation UAVs for customers in the defense, security, and public sector.
On May 13, Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence confirmed that the it would receive 100 German drones with artificial intelligence.
On May 30, the Drone Army was reinforced with 500 Pegasus FPV drones.