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News - Quantum

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Paris Air Show: Quantum and ESG bring new ISR UAVs to town

    24th June 2019

    German unmanned systems manufacturer Quantum Systems and missions systems integration partner ESG jointly debuted a pair of small mock-up ISR UAVs - Vector and Scorpion …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Survey of India orders Trinity+ UAVs

    19th March 2019

    Ansari Precision Instruments (API)-Roter Group, in partnership with Germany’s Quantum Systems, has received a $3 million order from Survey of India to provide Trinity+ survey …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Zhuhai Air Show 2018: Quantum radars, laser weapons and technology galore

    8th November 2018

    China likes to talk up its technological prowess, often in a peremptorily way, but at least there was evidence of the directions the country is …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Northrop to upgrade E-8C central computers

    8th October 2018

    Northrop Grumman has received a $17.5 million contract for a fifth generation upgrade to the central computers on 16 aircraft in the US Air Force's …

  • Defence Notes

    Lawmakers seek to inject funds into military tech advancements

    24th July 2018

    US House and Senate lawmakers have hashed out a deal authorising next year's defence spending levels at $716 billion, and zeroing in on technology developments …

  • Digital Battlespace

    ​Insight: Australia on China’s AI shopping list

    4th July 2018

    China’s advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are closely entangled in obtaining talent and dual-use technologies in both Australia and the US, according to a new …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Indra, Elettronica developing EuroDIRQM

    12th June 2018

    Indra has partnered with Elettronica Group to develop a next generation Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL)-based Direct Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) system for rotary and fixed wing …

  • Digital Battlespace

    EW Europe 2018: Indra and Elettronica unveil EuroDIRQM

    11th June 2018

    Indra and Elettronic unveiled the EuroDIRQM at EW Europe 2018, a jointly-developed Direct Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) system which utilises next generation quantum cascade laser technology. Shephard …

  • Digital Battlespace

    EW Europe 2018: US uses AI to defeat adaptive threats

    31st May 2018

    The proliferation of advanced digital radar systems is focusing military research and development efforts on technology that can identify and respond to unknown threat emitters …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Advenica receives FMV encryption products order

    14th May 2018

    Advenica has received an order worth $2.2 million from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to provide hardware encrypted Virtual Private Network (VPN) products, the …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Canada awards quantum technology study contract

    17th April 2018

    The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) has awarded $2.7 million contract to the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo to study …

  • Digital Battlespace

    European Space Agency to launch quantum satellites

    16th January 2018

    The European Space Agency (ESA) and its industrial partners are planning to launch two quantum key distribution satellites at the beginning of next decade, and …

  • Defence Notes

    Analysis: China’s AI revolution threatens US

    12th December 2017

    A new report from the Washington-based Center for a New American Security raised the alert level of the US defence community over China’s rise as …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Kochav UAV operational in Israel

    23rd August 2017

    The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has indicated that its Hermes 900 UAV, known as Kochav, is now operational following crew and flight integration tests. Tests …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Quad A 2017: AH-64E becomes army’s guardian

    19th April 2017

    The US Army is well on its way in fielding new-build versions of the latest iterations of its AH-64 Apache attack helicopter.In April 2016, Boeing …

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - mini, Military UAS - rotary-wing

    Vector / Scorpion (Ukraine Aid) [Germany]

    Programme Background German Enablement Initiative On 18 April 2024, Quantum-Systems announced that German Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck and Ukrainian Minister of Strategic Industry Alexander Kamyshin had opened the ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - mini, Military UAS - rotary-wing

    Vector / Scorpion [Ukraine]

    Programme Background Previous Orders & Donations On 29 March 2022, the US Embassy in Warsaw announced that Quantum Drones had donated an unknown quantity of ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - mini, Military UAS - rotary-wing

    FALKE [Germany]

    Programme Background In November 2022, the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) published details on its desire to award a ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - mini, Military UAS - rotary-wing

    Vector / Scorpion [US]

    Programme Background IDEX 2023 Whilst displaying the drone at IDEX 2023, Quantum-Systems spokespeople told Shephard that before the tradeshow, the company had received a contract ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - mini, Military UAS - rotary-wing

    Vector / Scorpion (Netherlands)

    Programme Background AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven B The Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA) operates approximately 75 AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven B mini UAVs in the tactical ISTAR role, ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - small

    Network Enabled Army ISR (NEAISR) (Fixed-Wing) [New Zealand]

    Programme Background Network Enabled Army (NEA) The four-phase NEA is a long-term, transformational programme that seeks to introduce a deployable networked Command, Control, Communications, Computers (C4), ...

  • Submarines: conventional, attack

    Indonesian Interim Readiness Submarine Class (IRSC) Programme

    Programme Background In July 2021, the Indonesian Ministry of Finance (MoF) granted approval to obtain up to $600 million in foreign loans to procure at ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - mini


    Unveiled at AUSA 2023, the Twister is a mini fixed-wing UAV manufactured by Quantum-Systems. The drone is a prototype; further flight tests are scheduled for 2024. It ...

  • Core systems: image intensifiers


    The Artemis series of LLL cameras embeds a ‘scientific CMOS’ sensor (Fairchild CIS1910F) within an uncooled camera design. The camera features simultaneous strong and weak ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - mini, Military UAS - rotary-wing

    Vector / Scorpion

    Vector is an electric UAS with VTOL capabilities and tiltrotor engines developed by Quantum-Systems. Its 2-in-1 design allows the user to remove the wings and attach ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - mini

    Trinity Tactical

    The Trinity Tactical is an electrically powered fixed-wing mapping UAV manufactured by Quantum Systems. Based on the commercial Trinity F90+, the UAV is designed to be ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - small


    The Reliant is a Quantum Systems VTOL-capable fixed-wing drone unveiled at the Special Operations Forces (SOF) Week Exhibition 2024. In addition to ISR operations, the ...

  • EO/IR systems


    The Raptor EO/IR sensor from NextVision is capable of long-distance and night-time surveillance and licence plate and subject identification. The visible camera offers a 1280x720 ...

  • Subsystems: visual

    CatalystSE DBGS 6000

    CatalystSE DBGS 6000 is a PC-based, integrated, open-architecture, COTS database product that employs third-party and Quantum 3D COTS software tools. It is a scalable server-class ...

  • Core systems: cameras and IR detectors


    QWIP (Quantum Well IR Photodetector) integrated dewar cooler assembly (IDCA), longwave IR, integral and split cooler solutions are intended for use in tough environments for stationary, handheld ...

  • Air: Electronic Attack - Jamming


    Indra’s InShield Directional Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) system has been developed by the company to protect the Ejército del Aire (Spanish Air Force) Airbus A400M Atlas. 

  • Air: Defensive Systems - Laser Warning Receivers, Air: Electronic Attack - Jamming


    ELT 577 is the latest generation of Directed InfraRed CounterMeasure System (DIRCM) that will be cued towards incoming missiles by a Missile Warning System. The ...