Auterion Government Solutions Inc (AGS Inc) and Quantum-Systems GmbH announced that they have partnered to bring The Vector and Scorpion small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) to the U.S. Government Defense and Security markets. Combining Auterion OS, a secure, scalable, open-source, operating system, with Quantum-Systems hardware, the partners plan to provide a useful “ a 2-in-1 system kit” for the US Government.

The Vector and Scorpion form a unique 2-in-1 system kit. Scorpion is a tri-copter that can be utilized for dynamic urban environments that require a combination of maneuverability and hover to collect ISR and Situation Awareness information. Vector is of similar design to the Scorpion, except configured at the base fuselage with fixed wings and tail section, designed as an energy-efficient, fixed-wing VTOL for longer range, longer endurance ISR missions. With this partnership, both systems will be integrated with Auterion Enterprise PX4 software, Auterion Ground Station™ software, and the Auterion Hand-Held Ground Control Station (H-GCS), forming an open ecosystem that aligns with the DoD’s Group 1 UAS Architecture and requirements for a common Group 1 control system. 

David Sharpin, CEO of AGS Inc said, “We are excited to be working with Quantum-Systems to bring forth a new, integrated, rucksack portable sUAS that we feel will transform the way our customers collect, process and disseminate ISR and Situation Awareness information, in all environments. AGS Inc and Quantum-Systems are standing up manufacturing operations in the US and are utilizing assured subsystems and software to provide a secure solution offering for our customers.”

Florian Seibel, CEO of Quantum-Systems said, “Teaming up with AGS Inc will change the market in many ways. AGS Inc is a key partner in the development and deployment of DoD’s Group 1 UAS Architecture. Together with our new tactical platforms Vector and Scorpion, this will meet the requirements and needs of the U.S. Government Defense and Security markets. We will enable our global customers to either run our proprietary stack or be integrated with AGS Inc’s enterprise software and H-GCS from now on. By setting up a US entity, Quantum-Systems will move closer to the customer while working on setting up a large scale US production.”

Learn more about AGS Inc here.

Learn more about Quantum-Systems here.

Why it’s important: While AGS Inc and Quantum-Systems’ work isn’t directly linked to the aerial mobility market, having their work added to the US Defense and Security markets lends credence to the possibility that a variation of these systems could be integrated in the near future for commercial UAS aircraft as well.

Source // UAS Weekly

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