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IDEX 2023: Quantum Systems drone proves popular in Ukraine

23rd February 2023 - 14:00 GMT | by Matty Todhunter in Abu Dhabi


Quantum System displayed its 2-in-1 drone in the Vector configuration at IDEX 2023 (Photo: Author)

At IDEX 2023, Quantum Systems displayed its two-in-one reconnaissance drone that has proven popular with Ukrainian forces due to its ease of use and ability to operate in GPS-denied environments.

Martin Herkommer, Quantum Systems' director of governmental sales, told Shephard at IDEX 2023 that Ukrainian forces currently operate 50 units of the 2-in-1 drone that can be operated in either fixed-wing Vector or rotary-wing Scorpion configuration. This quantity will increase following an order for 105 additional platforms announced in January 2023.

According to Herkommer and chief sales officer Sven Kruck, this sale reflects Ukraine's appreciation of the Vector/Scorpion system. They said this preference had kept other systems sent to the country boxed and out of active use.

The spokespeople highlighted two main reasons for this. First, Ukraine has continually been able to use the drone in GPS-denied environments,

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Matty Todhunter


Matty Todhunter

Matty Todhunter is the Senior UAS Analyst for Shephard Media's Defence Insight. Before joining Shephard, Matty graduated …

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