​Quantum-Systems and Auterion see increased demand for standardized VTOL drones in the U.S. leading to the establishment of Quantum-Systems Inc.

Moorpark (Calif.), and Munich, and Zurich  – November 2, 2021Quantum-Systems, innovative developer, designer, and producer of advanced eVTOL UAVs announced today the formation of a facility in the U.S. to meet the growing demand of Quantum-Systems products among U.S. defense and security customers, effective January 1, 2022.

Quantum-Systems VTOL drones Vector and Scorpion are powered by Auterion, the company building the connected drone operating system. In early 2020, Quantum-Systems partnered with Auterion Government Solutions (Auterion GS) to bring Vector, a 2-in-1 vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone, into the U.S. defense and security markets. With the initial market entry being a huge success, Quantum-Systems is expanding its operations to scale North American-based production and meet the increased interest within the U.S. government, including the military, defense and public security sectors, such as Special Operations Forces (SOF), as well as Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

As part of the expansion, David Sharpin will join Quantum-Systems Inc. as the CEO of their new U.S. subsidiary. Over the past 18 months, Sharpin has represented Auterion in the United States, being the primary contact for all U.S. Government procurement programs evaluating the Quantum-Systems drones equipped with the Auterion operating system.

The Auterion team has done a fantastic job of taking our lineup to market in North America. Moving to the U.S. is a logical next step for Quantum-Systems to grow as a global sUAS provider, attracting the best talent and moving closer to our biggest customers. Our focus in the first months will be to ramp up our U.S. production capabilities to be able to serve our customers directly from California.

Florian Seibel

CEO and Co-founder of Quantum-Systems, Quantum-Systems GmbH

This is the fulfillment of a plan which we have put in place over the last 18 months. I have been blessed to work with Dr. Lorenz Meier who is standing up the U.S. business for Auterion here in the United States. This is changing the way drone systems are developed, produced and operated by government and commercial customers. I look forward to my new role working with Florian Seibel and the Quantum-Systems team to provide a family of eVTOLs to the U.S. market.

David Sharpin

CEO, Quantum-Systems Inc.

The establishment of U.S.-based Quantum-Systems Inc. allows Auterion GS to focus on the common control infrastructure, including products like Skynav or QGC Gov that enable the government customer to deploy autonomous systems at scale.

With our work with the Department of Defense on software and standardization projects continuing to ramp up, Quantum-Systems’ move into the U.S. has come at the perfect time. By taking the initial go-to-market lead for Quantum-Systems products into the U.S. in early 2020, we are positioned to quickly gain a foothold in the market for an Auterion-powered vehicle. It’s exciting to see Quantum-Systems executing on their global growth strategy and accelerating the use of the Quantum-Systems platforms, with the Auterion OS onboard and compliant with the U.S. DOD Blue sUAS Architecture and RAS-A government standard.

Lorenz Meier

CEO, Auterion

About Auterion

Auterion is building the world’s leading operating system for drones so enterprise and government users can better capture data and carry out high-risk work remotely. The platform based on open-source standards gives operators greater choice, flexibility, and assurance, to improve their drone workflows, from mapping to inspection, cargo, and ISR. With 70+ employees across offices in California, Switzerland, and Germany, Auterion’s global customer base includes GE Aviation, Quantum-Systems, Freefly Systems, Avy, Watts Innovations, and the U.S. Government. Learn more at www.auterion.com.

Press Contact:

Ben Simmen, ben@auterion.com, +41 78 207 38 04

About Quantum-Systems GmbH

Quantum-Systems develops and deploys small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for the geospatial community (commercial product line) and the defense, security, and intelligence community (governmental product line), providing unprecedented data quality, efficiency, and operational usability. The fully autonomous sUAS with AI edge computing capabilities, enable its users to capitalize on the emerging mega trend of autonomous sUAS data acquisition solutions that will open entirely new markets and applications. All Quantum-Systems sUAS combine eVTOL (electrical vertical take-off and landing) capabilities with long-range utilizing electrical and aerodynamic efficiency. The continuous integration of state-of-the-art sensors into the systems allows for increased aerial data intelligence. For more information: www.quantum-systems.com

Press Contact:


Claudia Steinhoff, csteinhoff@quantum-systems.com, +49 8105 24 150 64


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