The mathematical definition of a vector fits very well for the latest UAV from Quantum-Systems. It can point into any direction: upward, forward or down. That’s exactly what Vector from Quantum-Systems is capable to do. Vertical take-off. Energy efficient long range fixed wing flight and back to a vertical landing. All automatic, no pilot or operator input needed – Just fly. Flexible and enduring, the Vector provides flight and surveillance characteristics to military and security forces that are exceeding performance of current tactical UAV platforms in service all over the world.
It is a military grade UAV System built to last and bring capabilities to the battlefield not available as of today. The ability to operate in the most difficult terrain (VTOL) combined with extremely low noise emission (motor off silent mode) makes the Vector the perfect UAV for a wide range of military and security applications. A military encrypted mesh IP link sends video streams up to a range of 15+ km. A flight time of up to 120 minutes speaks for itself. All combined in a compact and robust electric VTOL UAV. The 2 in 1 System design opens up further applications with the “Scorpion” configuration – By removing the wings and attaching a separate set of copter arms a dedicated multi copter platform becomes available for an even wider variety of mission applications. Either use a VTOL fixed-wing or a conventional copter – in both cases you only need one system to train on and to deploy it on site.
QBase 3D – C2 mission software
Thanks to QBase 3D, all mission relevant steps from planning to execution can be carried out intuitively by a single person. QBase 3D automatically generates efficient flight paths after the flight area and the mission parameters have been defined with a few clicks. It is also possible to launch Vector or Scorpion without having planned a mission beforehand in order to be operational quickly.
Our self-developed software allows you to dynamically adjust the mission in flight to mark targets on the map or in video before, during or after the mission, to show or detect critical points.
QBase 3D records the full mission on the GCS (including video and aircraft data) and replays it at any time, while recording is continued. The software supports the operator with warnings when the aircraft is about to exceed its limits. Overwriting them is always possible if the mission requires it – Just fly.
Mesh IP encrypted data link
Radio communication, which meets the requirements of modern applications, especially in the military sector, today requires more range, data throughput and reliability than ever before. Self-healing, digital link management and automatic rerouting are no longer just options. They are a must. That is why Quantum-Systems uses a state of the art encrypted mesh IP link which delivers unprecedented performance never seen before in challenging environments.
The data link hardware consists of a robust handheld unit on the ground and an OEM module onboard the UAV. Sector antennas can boost the range to 25+ km. No tracking antenna or moving parts are necessary. This setup enables an 128/256 bit AES encrypted 10+Mbit data stream and up to 25+ km (sector antennas) video and command & control range. The hardware is optimized for tactical applications and comes in rugged, IP 67 rated casings. It uses sophisticated MIMO mesh network technology. The data link control is fully integrated ino QBase 3D including link and power management.
Gimbal payload – intelligence in the sky
In order to provide relevant intelligence for better decision making we integrate high value sensors with powerful optics while keeping size and weight at a minimum. The result is state of the art stability combined with unmatched robustness. Thanks to its modular concept, the front section of Vector & Scorpion can be equipped with different payloads.
There are currently three payload variants available:
- Vector/Scorpion gimbal EO/IR: 10x optical zoom , 720p EO video, 480p IR video, laser illuminator; IR laser ranger,
- Scorpion gimbal EO: 30x optical zoom, 720p EO video,
- Vector/Scorpion: tactical mapping with a 21 MP Sony UMC10.
Transport case & backpack
When disassembled, Scorpion and Vector can be transported comfortably and safely by one person. Only a few steps are required to get the systems ready for use.
As standard, the transport case has external dimensions of 850x470x280 mm. It is IP67 (submersible and floating) certified and therefore suitable for the most adverse conditions. As an option, it is also possible to use the all-terrain backpack.
Max. Take-off weight
< 6 kg
Max. Flight time
Command and Control Range
15+ km (handheld unit); 25+ km (sector antennas)
Gimbal EO/IR 550g
15 – 25 m/s
max. 12 m/s
Transport Case Dimension
0.85 x 0.47 x 0.28 m