Series A Funding Rounds completed: Bayern Kapital invests in Quantum-Systems

Series A Funding Rounds completed: Bayern Kapital invests in Quantum-Systems

On course for growth: Bayern Kapital with the Bavarian Growth Fund 2 invests in Quantum-Systems

Quantum-Systems, innovative developer, designer, and producer of advanced eVTOL UAVs, together with Bayern Kapital and its Bavarian Growth Fund 2, renowned German private investors, and existing investors, as well as the European Investment Bank EIB has completed its Series A funding rounds with a total of 32 million USD equity and venture debt.

Quantum-Systems, founded in 2015, develops drones with a fixed-wing flight mode that enables long travel times, long ranges, and quiet flight. The drones are capable of vertical take-off and landing. The founders successfully registered a patent for a vertically launchable unmanned transition aircraft in 2012. After a short transition phase, the motors swing into a flight position and the drone flies like an airplane using aerodynamic and electrical efficiency. And it does so for up to 90 minutes – comparable models from other manufacturers do not achieve this flight time.

Increasing demand and growing areas of application

The drones serve a variety of use cases both in the defence and security sector, as well as for the geospatial industry. They can be used in search and rescue operations after natural disasters like floods. Further areas of applications are smart farming, volume calculation in open-pit mining, surveying work for large construction sites, real-time situational awareness, tactical mapping, and automated railway inspection.

We are seeing a constantly growing interest in our unique UAV systems from governments as well as leading enterprises around the globe. They use our drones for applications like irrigation optimization in agriculture, progress monitoring in open pit mining, surveying work for large construction sites, real-time situational awareness and in Search and Rescue (SAR) scenarios. The Deutsche Bahn inspects their railway network with our automatically operated drones for instance after severe weather events. The Series A round will allow us to further scale our production and establish ourselves as the international standard in eVTOL UAVs by increasing investment in our development capabilities and sales team. We thank our investors and look forward to continuing successful collaboration.
Frank Thieser

CFO & CSO, Quantum-Systems

Quantum-Systems technology promises competitive advantages in areas like flight endurance, ease of operation, reliability, flying in windy conditions, and autonomous flying abilities. The company targets the growing governmental market — where a limited number of companies based in the United States and Israel have historically provided systems — and the commercial market.
Vertical take-off and landing drones have started to change how our customers operate their systems today. With the fresh capital, we will expand our research and development capacities in the areas of swarming, autonomous flight, and artificial intelligence. We will continue to lead this field.
Florian Seibel

CEO, Quantum-Systems GmbH

Tailwind for promising pioneers

“The Bavarian Growth Fund is an important instrument for strengthening the competitiveness of the Bavarian economy,” said Bavaria’s Minister of Economics Aiwanger. “This helps small and medium-sized enterprises to turn new ideas into concrete innovations. Young Bavarian high-tech companies in particular need capital to be able to compete in international growth markets. The young company can use the fresh funding to expand its research, development, and sales capacities in the fields of autonomous flying and artificial intelligence. Ultimately, Bavaria as a business location benefits from every development of new technologies.”

“Today, there is hardly an industry that is not thinking about the opportunities presented by the use of drones, and there are already plenty of successful customer examples,” said Monika Steger, Managing Director at Bayern Kapital. “Quantum-Systems convinces us equally with its powerful, efficient technology and its brilliant starting position for an international market with enormously high growth potential. We are delighted to have a Bavarian company with outstanding management that is helping to shape digitalization and the next stage of conquering airspace for the future.”

 

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TrinityF90Plus_Mining Application
About Quantum-Systems
 
Quantum-Systems GmbH develops and deploys small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for the geospatial community (commercial product line) and the defence, 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.

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Quantum-Systems GmbH
Claudia Steinhoff
Dornierstr. 11
82205 Gilching
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www.quantum-systems.com
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C3 class identification label for TrinityF90+

C3 class identification label for TrinityF90+

Trinity F90+ in the process of receiving C3 label soon

With the beginning of the year 2023, the transition period for unclassified UAVs as per (EU) 2019/945 ends. Consequently, UAVs are only allowed to be operated with a class identification label being attached.

The Trinity F90+ falls under the class C3 for unmanned aircraft systems. Quantum-Systems is working with Spanish Alter Technology Group (TÜV Nord) to receive the class C3 label for Trinity F90+, ensuring compliance with the requirements of that class. The extensive test procedures are scheduled to launch in the beginning of March with the hand-over of a serial UAV in the facilities of the first notified body in Europe and accredited test lab, which is Alter Technology Group.

In case all parties involved will be able to keep the time schedule, the Trinity F90+ will be one of the first officially C3 labelled drones in the European market. The classification efforts will then be completed months before the end of the EU’s transition period. Not only is the classification a legal requirement but also an independent proof of the system safety level and the advanced flight performance of the Trinity platform,” says Tim Ganzer, Certification Manager at Quantum-Systems.

All Trinity F90+ models equipped with the current hardware and software revision will be eligible of a retrofittable identification label.

Further time slots for Quantum-Systems Vector and Scorpion UAV, CE certifications for future product versions, as well as IP53 certification are already planned at the notfied body for the second half of the year.

Alter Technology Group is based in Madrid, Spain, and part of the TÜV Nord Group and accredited notified body of the EASA for drone classification and CE declarations.

C3 Class Identification Label

As a class C3 UAV Trinity F90+ shall have a direct remote identification.
This is not only a requirement by the EASA, but also part of the FAA requirements for operating UAVs in the United States.

Since January 1st, 2022, all Trinity F90+ drones are already equipped with a Remote ID module integrated into the payload. Later this year, the Trinity F90+ will be shipped as a standard Remote ID drone to all customers all over the world, with the Remote ID module implemented in the main body.

Trinity F90+ is C3 ready.

 

Alter Technology Group, Part of TÜV Nord Group:
https://www.altertechnology-group.com/en/services/rpas/

Learn more about the EASA harmonization:
https://www.easa.europa.eu/domains/civil-drones-rpas

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