Quantum-Systems and Teleplan Globe join forces to enhance capabilities of elite units and Special Forces

Quantum-Systems and Teleplan Globe join forces to enhance capabilities of elite units and Special Forces

Munich, Germany and Oslo, Norway, September 13th, 2022: Teleplan Globe, software and system solutions company from Oslo and Munich-based drone manufacturer Quantum-Systems have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to integrate the FACNAV battlespace management system into the Quantum-Systems Vector & Scorpion 2-in-1 platform. The cooperation is designed to add value in future operations by increasing precision in conducting Close Air Support missions and increasing capacity for information sharing.

Working together at eye level for added customer value

Both companies have developed unique systems that, when combined, become a superior asset for the professional user. For Quantum-Systems it was of enormous importance to work with a partner at eye level who is sharing similar values and attitudes. “With Teleplan, we have found exactly this opportunity: two medium-sized companies and global market leaders in their field are more agile, faster and significantly more cost-effective than the established major players in this fields,” states Quantum-Systems CEO Florian Seibel.

The task of the new joint venture is to develop, produce and sell new and innovative products as well as services to solve the challenges of close air support missions and related information sharing to all parties.

“As a leading provider of software and solutions for decision makers that protect people, assets and institutions, we see a huge opportunity in this cooperation,” explains Teleplan Globe Vice President of Sales & Marketing Magne Killingstad. “In addition to its expertise in electronics and UAV development, manufacturing and repair, Quantum-Systems offers its global sales network.”

Generating a practicable superior asset

Teleplan Globe developed the FACNAV system to meet the high demands of an elite unit within the Norwegian Special Forces. The daily operations require flawless and advanced information sharing. To enhance these capabilities, Teleplan Globe teamed up with Quantum-Systems Vector UAS to create a platform for increased precision in special operation missions.

The cooperation between Quantum-Systems and Teleplan Globe started in April 2022, when the German Material Procurement Agency, BAAINBw awarded Teleplan Globe the contract to provide the German Armed Forces with the FACNAV system for Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC).

Quantum-Systems then got in touch with Teleplan Globe and within a few days we had a complete integration of our Vector into the FACNAV software.

We were able to complete a so-called “zero-day” integration within one day. The Quantum-Systems and Teleplan Globe teams were able to get the video and meta-data into the FACNAV system in real time right off the bat. This could provide immediate added value, at no additional cost, to the German Army in case the special forces decide to procure our Vector reconnaissance drones as part of their Falke procurement programme

Florian Seibel

CEO, Quantum-Systems GmbH

The ease-of-use of both our products enable the end-users to swiftly set up and operate in the situations they train for and are actively involved in. Innovative technology combined with the ambition of two forward-leaning agile companies sets the stage for new capabilities for the warfighters. Through live testing with Quantum Systems, we have seen the unprecedented effect of their sensors combined with Teleplan Globes software and we are eager to see where this can progress further in Germany and abroad

Magne Killingstad

Vice President Marketing & Sales, Teleplan Globe

Quantum-Systems Vector UAS – The 2in1 Vertical Take-off Reconnaissance UAV

The Vector Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) provides capabilities to both military and security forces that exceed the performance of current tactical UAS platforms in service all over the world. It is a military grade UAS built to last and bring capabilities to the battlefield not available today.

The ability to operate in the most difficult terrain and in urban environments combined with extremely low noise emission makes Vector the perfect UAS for a wide range of military and security applications. Since recently, Vector UAS from Quantum-Systems are also deployed in Ukraine.

A variety of gimbaled sensors can be equipped for maximum usability, including thermal imaging cameras, day cameras, infrared cameras, and more. Command & Control range is 15-25 km, while flight time is up to 120 minutes—all combined in a compact and robust electric VTOL UAS.

Learn more about the Vector UAS

FACNAV – developed to offer game changing and battle-winning capabilities.

Vector UAS & FACNAV

Teleplan Globe developed FACNAV to meet Norwegian Special Forces’ need to conduct Close Air Support and navigation with a need for extreme precision in combat operations. Focus has been to manage procedures that require both flawless and advanced information sharing.

Since its early days of operations, FACNAV has evolved to support commanders, staffs, units, crews, and operators in planning and executing operations on all levels up to Battalion and HQ.

FACNAV supports a wide range of target locators and designators including the most commonly used by NATO and Western Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and Joint Forward Observers (JTACs/JFOs). FACNAV automatically populates the digital map for further military actions. Furthermore, FACNAV assists, directly or indirectly, the process of delivering effects on targets.

Utilizing a recent contract with the German Armed Forces, Teleplan can reproduce and adapt the FACNAV JTAC system and deliver JTAC systems as complete capabilities ready to be used by NATO nations in the fastest way possible

About Teleplan Globe

Teleplan Globe AS develops software products and solutions for defence, police, public safety, and security authorities. We are experts in C2 and ISR and utilize agile development methods. Our field proven systems are in use in several international operations to support personnel in their challenging and time critical tasks.

As a consequence, our systems must be accurate, reliable and interoperable. Our systems engineers are known for their commitment and contribution to solving our customers’ needs, not least we simplify the interaction between the user and the technology. Teleplan Globe is a family-owned company, established in 1959 and part of the Teleplan Group. The company has an extraordinary military knowledge base, and Teleplan Globe is called upon when commanders need a solution to trust.

Press Contact:

Magne Killingstad, mki@teleplan.no , +47 941 486 96

About Quantum-Systems

Quantum-Systems GmbH 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 capitalise on the emerging megatrend 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 utilising electrical and aerodynamic efficiency. 

The continuous integration of state-of-the-art sensors into the systems allows for increased aerial data intelligence. 

Press Contact: 
Claudia Steinhoff, csteinhoff@quantum-systems.com, +49 8105 7709128

Live Situational Awareness, Successful “Live-Lage” Proof of Concept with Vector

Live Situational Awareness, Successful “Live-Lage” Proof of Concept with Vector

Rapid and accurate collection of live data relevant for situational awareness is enabling more efficient operations and their planning by first responders.

 

Live-Lage (Live Situational Awareness) is a project which has been implemented by the DLR Institute for Optical Sensor Systems in Berlin together with the Duisburg Fire Department. The aim of the project is to provide first responders and rescue forces with a precise live picture before they arrive at the place of the incident. This involves the Quantum-Systems Vector UAV, automatically flying to the scene of an emergency and using innovative camera and processing technology by the DLR and Eurocommand to transmit high-resolution aerial images and maps in real time to the control center and the command vehicle. The aim of Live-Lage is to help give the emergency services a decisive operational time advantage. Time that can save lives.

For fire departments and rescue services, every minute counts to handle operations in a better and more structured way. Information about the situation on the ground is crucial for command and control. The decisive factor here is that the more up-to-date and precise the information, the more efficiently operations can be carried out and lives saved.

In the “Live Situation” research project, the Security Research and Applications department of the Institute of Optical Sensor Systems is developing new technologies for rapid aerial reconnaissance of large-scale damage and disaster situations. Optical technologies are to be combined with the possibilities of unmanned aerial sstems (UAS) to enable operational support for authorities and organizations with security tasks. To this end, a special version of the Modular Aerial Camera System (MACS) is being developed for the Quantum-Systems vector UAS in close cooperation with the Duisburg Fire Department, which can generate current situation images in real time and transmit them to the operations command.

The Live-Lage Project in a nutshell

The Security Research and Applications Department of the Institute of Optical Sensor Systems of the DLR is developing new technologies for the rapid reconnaissance of large-scale damage and disaster situations from the air. Current optical technologies are to be combined with the possibilities of new unmanned aerial Systems (UAS) such as Vector and Scorpion to enable operational support for authorities and organizations with security tasks (BOS).

This video was made during an exercise under realistic operating conditions. It explains the contribution of each cooperating partner and how the latest technologies come together, supplying added value as an integrated solution: A drone-based method for real-time data analysis and high-resolution live mapping for efficient, time-saving coordination of rescue forces in the field.

We are very satisfied with the result of the exercise on the Live Situation project. We have achieved our common goal of providing rescue forces and civil protection with live mapping in very high resolution. In close cooperation with the DLR Institute for Optical Sensor Systems, we were able to add this tactical capability to our Vector system – and offer our customers a decisive added value for their missions in the future.

Florian Seibel

CEO, Quantum-Systems GmbH

The next steps for Live-Lage

In the near future, selected system components from MACS will be included in the product portfolio of the company’s partners and will be available on the market.

The operation of the system should be as simple as possible in order to minimize the hurdles for the worldwide use of the system, on the one hand during the training of the system and on the other hand during the use of the system itself. Creating live georeferenced images that are automatically stitched and live mapping is a complicated task that should be implemented as simply as possible for the end user.

Worldwide partners for the use of the system are needed in order to gather experience values to develop the system to market maturity.

About Quantum-Systems

Quantum-Systems GmbH 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 capitalise on the emerging megatrend 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 utilising electrical and aerodynamic efficiency. 

The continuous integration of state-of-the-art sensors into the systems allows for increased aerial data intelligence. 

Press Contact: 
Claudia Steinhoff, csteinhoff@quantum-systems.com, +49 8105 7709128

Vector long-endurance reconnaissance drones in operation in Ukraine

Vector long-endurance reconnaissance drones in operation in Ukraine

The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has selected Vector drones from Quantum-Systems. The delivery in military support for Ukraine’s armed forces is being financed by German funds for security capacity building.

Munich, Germany – August 1st, 2022 – Munich-based drone manufacturer Quantum-Systems has received an order from Ukraine for the delivery of reconnaissance drones. Part of the ordered drones is already in use in Ukraine. Delivery of the larger part of the ordered quantity is still in the preparation and processing stage and will take place after the training of Ukrainian forces and drone pilots.

The details of modalities and logistics will be clarified in close consultation between the partners involved. Training on the use of the Vector reconnaissance drone usually takes no more than four days. For security reasons, no further details on the quantity and timing of the deliveries will be given until the handover has taken place.

It is important to me to be able to supply the Ukrainian army with a system that supports in the defense of their country. Due to the state of emergency on site and thanks to the support of the German Ministry of Defense, we were able to serve and realize the order from Ukraine very quickly. This applies not only to the financing, but also to the coordination of the training services and the export license. The solidarity with Ukraine and the defense of our common democratic values has led to a much faster procedure than would normally be the case.
Florian Seibel

Co-founder and CEO, Quantum-Systems GmbH

The high-tech Vector drone meets the Ukrainian army’s requirement profile for aerial reconnaissance. It flies without almost any noise emission and delivers high-resolution video images from the air via an encrypted data link, contributing to an accurate situational awareness.
The Vector long-range reconnaissance drone also is equipped with state-of-the-art digital connectivity to communicate in real time with other systems and achieve an increased combat performance for the whole network.
About Quantum-Systems

Quantum-Systems GmbH 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 capitalise on the emerging megatrend 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 utilising electrical and aerodynamic efficiency. 

The continuous integration of state-of-the-art sensors into the systems allows for increased aerial data intelligence. 

Press Contact: 
Claudia Steinhoff, csteinhoff@quantum-systems.com, +49 8105 7709128

Quantum-Systems to open new regional hub in Brisbane/Australia

Quantum-Systems to open new regional hub in Brisbane/Australia

The new location will serve both government and commercial customers in the Asia-Pacific region.

Brisbane, Australia and Munich, Germany – July 25th, 2022 – (Business Wire) Quantum-Systems GmbH, innovative developer, designer, and producer of advanced eVTOL UAVs today announced that it has incorporated a wholly owned subsidiary in Brisbane, Australia. The formation of Quantum-Systems Pty. Ltd, also known as Quantum-Systems Australia, follows the stand-up of Quantum-Systems Inc. in the United States in January of this year to serve the Defense and Security market in North America.

The new regional hub is a result of rapidly growing interest in Quantum-Systems technology and products and business opportunities with Defence and Security customers in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. The new business is also enabled and supported by a close relationship between Quantum-Systems and Rheinmetall Defence Australia.

New hub leverages relationship with Rheinmetall Australia

Quantum-Systems Australia will be located in the immediate vicinity of the campus of Rheinmetall’s Military Vehicles Centre of Excellence and will house production, R&D and support facilities as well offices for executive, sales and administration staff.

Initially Quantum-Systems Australia will primarily serve Government clients in the region, but in due course will also serve the commercial business division, with its extensive distribution network in Asia Pacific, and the many hundreds of customers in the region already using Quantum-Systems’ industry-leading eVTOL technology.

Establishing a foothold in Australia is the next logic step for us to move closer to our goal as the world’s leading sUAS manufacturer for governments and commercial.

The new business is part of our growing global business and will serve as a regional base for sales and support services to Defence & Security customers in the region, as well as servicing commercial customers using our industry-leading eVTOL technologies.

We are also pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Rheinmetall Defence Australia, who have offered additional support in the growth and development of this new venture.

Florian Seibel

CEO, Quantum-Systems GmbH

Quantum-Systems Australia will begin hiring talent locally, establishing partnerships and pursuing opportunities and new markets in Australia and the wider Asia Pacific region.

About Quantum-Systems

Quantum-Systems GmbH 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 capitalise on the emerging megatrend 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 utilising electrical and aerodynamic efficiency. 

The continuous integration of state-of-the-art sensors into the systems allows for increased aerial data intelligence. 

Press Contact: 
Claudia Steinhoff, csteinhoff@quantum-systems.com, +49 8105 7709128

Quantum-Systems drones taking off with Liebherr electronics

Quantum-Systems drones taking off with Liebherr electronics

Quantum-Systems relies on Liebherr’s experience for the manufacturing of electronics, the autopilot and motor controller

 

In future, Liebherr’s Components product segment will manufacture the Quantum-Skynode autopilot and the motor controller for the Vector and Scorpion unmanned aerial systems. Quantum-Systems drones are used worldwide for mapping, surveying and reconnaissance applications.

 

Gilching (Germany), and Nussbaumen (Switzerland), 28 June 2022 – The Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) order by Quantum-Systems from Liebherr includes the procurement of components, the production of electronics and, in the case of the autopilot, also the assembly of the components. In addition, comprehensive testing services accompany the manufacturing processes and ensure high product quality.

In Liebherr we have found an ideal electronics partner for our drones. Liebherr’s decades of experience in the production of high-quality aerospace electronics flows directly into our products. This is an essential element for the performance of our drones, especially for operations in adverse environmental conditions with extreme temperatures.

Florian Seibel

CEO, Quantum-Systems GmbH

 Further expansion of cooperation

A tour of the Liebherr-Elektronik GmbH plant in Lindau at the beginning of June 2022 heralded the start of a further expansion of the cooperation beyond manufacturing services. In future, the focus will be on development and qualification in the field of electronics in particular. With its in-house test centre in Lindau, Liebherr can also carry out the qualification and verification of electronic components on-site.

Flexibility and wide range of applications for the drones

The drones from Quantum-Systems can be equipped with different sensors and cameras. The possibility to take off and land vertically provides additional flexibility in use. The autopilot manufactured by Liebherr also enables fully autonomous drone operations. Fields of application are, for example, the health analysis of plants from the air, the progress monitoring in open-cast mines or the provision of live situational awareness from disaster areas.

Long-standing experience in electronics manufacturing

For over 40 years, Liebherr’s electronic components have proven their value daily all over the world in a wide variety of industries, such as aviation, construction, and mining. When it comes to the electronics manufacturing processes, the company draws on its profound cross-industry experience in operation under the most demanding conditions. This, in turn, ensures high quality in component assembly and installation.

About Liebherr-Components AG

In this segment, the Liebherr Group specialises in the development, design, manufacturing of high-performance components in the field of mechanical, hydraulic and electric drive and control technology. Liebherr-Component Technologies AG, based in Bulle (Switzerland), coordinates all activities in the Components product segment.

The extensive product range includes diesel and gas engines, injection systems, engine control units, axial piston pumps and motors, hydraulic cylinders, slewing bearings, gearboxes and winches, switchgear, electronic and power electronics components, and software. The high-quality components are used in cranes and earthmoving machinery, in the mining industry, maritime applications, wind turbines, automotive engineering or in aviation and transport technology. Synergy effects in s other product segments of the Liebherr Group are used to drive continuous technological development.

About the Liebherr Group

The Liebherr Group is a family-run technology company with a highly diversified product portfolio. The company is one of the largest construction equipment manufacturers in the world. It also provides high-quality and user-oriented products and services in a wide range of other areas. The Liebherr Group includes over 140 companies across all continents. In 2021, it employed more than 49,000 staff and achieved combined revenues of over 11.6 billion euros. Liebherr was founded in Kirchdorf an der Iller in Southern Germany in 1949. Since then, the employees have been pursuing the goal of achieving continuous technological innovation, and bringing industry-leading solutions to its customers.

About Quantum-Systems

Quantum-Systems GmbH 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 capitalise on the emerging megatrend 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 utilising electrical and aerodynamic efficiency. 

The continuous integration of state-of-the-art sensors into the systems allows for increased aerial data intelligence. 

Press Contact: 
Claudia Steinhoff, csteinhoff@quantum-systems.com, +49 8105 7709128

QBaseTactical Release v2.29

QBaseTactical Release v2.29

QBaseTactical Release v2.29 now available!

Quantum-Systems released the newest version of its ground control station software QBaseTactical.
Government and law enforcement users have exclusive access to this version with control features for Vector and Scorpion UAS.

This version update provides advanced gimbal payload (e.g. the Raptor IR/EO Payload) and recording features.  The update is provided free of charge.

If you want to get an overview of the user interface, we suggest you visit our YouTube channel in addition to the possibility to download a full version of the non-tactical QBase 3D from our website.

The latest version includes a new account structure as well as a new KML manager. For more information about these features, please see the latest manual 2.3.0.49 which will be downloaded to your local hard drive with the new QBase version. Alternatively, you can find the manual here. Please find the complete list of new features and changes below.

New gimbals and gimbal features

  • Full support of the new Nextvision Raptor gimbal
  • Programmable geolocks in mission path waypoints for preplanning reconnaissance missions
  • Fixed gimbal position mode for easily scanning streets or areas while flying

New Recording Export Features

  • STANAG 4609 compatible export. Share mission results including full metadata with other entities
  • Mpeg4 file format support for easy viewing by third party applications
  • Improved H264 decoder to increase performance
  • Improved export UI for selecting the mission parts you want to export

Additional new features and changes:

  • Improvement of gimbal view
    • Custom HUD colors
    • Custom enabling of displayed information
    • Interface cleanup and improvements
  • Safety Features
    • Support for Safe Return Paths enables safely coming home on critical incidents
    • Expedite Descent command for quick reducing of altitude
    • Support for GPS denied flight with status and position uncertainty display
  • KML Manager (Ported from QBase3D): Import and manage KML files
    • Parallel display of multiple KML files
    • Selection of subelements for conversion to Areas, Corridors or NoFly zones
    • Editable display style of loaded KML files
  • Multi Language Support
    • German and English are now supported
    • Many more are to come in feature releases
  • Many more including
    • Graphical mission warnings
    • Support for 10W Silvus Modems
    • Support for new handheld controller
    • Improvement of user experience in many areas
    • Several bug fixes

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