It is not only the optics that the Scorpion has in common with its animal fellow. Like the Vector it is also optimized for use in adverse conditions with extreme temperatures. The centerpiece is identical to the fixed-wing Vector UAV housing gimbal, autopilot and data link. The larger propellers and motors of Scorpion make it a state of the art tri-copter with live video data link for various mission scenarios. The Scorpion impresses with the same HD data link with an operating range of up to 15+ km. As a tri-copter it is ideal for smaller-scale and stationary use, for example in densely built-up areas. With a flight time of 45 minutes, it can cover a wide range of applications.
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
< 5 kg
Max. Flight time
Command and Control Range
15+ km (handheld unit); 25+ km (sector antennas)
Gimbal EO 800g & Gimbal EO/IR 550g
0 – 15 m/s
max. 10 m/s
Transport Case Dimension
0.85 x 0.47 x 0.28 m