ESG and Quantum-Systems launch Vector and Scorpion UAVs

Within the framework of the forum “unmanned systems” of the Studiengesellschaft DWT, ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH and Quantum-Systems GmbH present with Vector and Scorpion real-world novelties in the field of electrically operated unmanned systems for tactical deployment scenarios.

The Vector UAV combines the performance advantages of a fixed-wing aircraft with the vertical take-off capability of a helicopter. ESG Image

The Vector combines the performance advantages of a fixed-wing aircraft with the vertical take-off capability of a helicopter. In just a few simple steps, users can switch to the Scorpion configuration and use the benefits of a sophisticated tri-copter setup thanks to the two-in-one system.

This allows a fast and highly flexible response to different challenges of changing deployment scenarios. Due to their design, Vector and Scorpion are ideal for tactical reconnaissance and surveillance missions even in demanding weather conditions.

Both systems share the following specifications:

  • 15+ kilometers command and control range
  • Electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL)
  • EO/IR HD Gimbal option
  • Made for harsh environmental conditions (-20 C up to 45 C)
  • Heated batteries for operation in cold temperatures
  • AES 256-bit encrypted data and mission link
  • Small footprint (operation by one person)
  • Glass fiber and Kevlar honeycomb sandwich airframe

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 the latest UAV from Quantum-Systems is capable to do: vertical take-off — energy-efficient, long-range, fixed-wing flight and back to a vertical landing. Vector is all automatic; there is no pilot or operator input needed.

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.

A military encrypted mesh IP link sends video streams up to 15+ km range. A flight time of up to 120 minutes speaks for itself.

The Scorpion is tri-copter UAV that is ideal for smaller-scale and stationary use. ESG Image

The two-in-one system design opens 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 on site.

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 the Scorpion make it a state-of-the-art tri-copter with live video data link for various mission scenarios.

The Scorpion impresses with an HD data link of up to 15+ km range. 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 up to 45 minutes, it can cover a wide range of applications.

Coming with the built in two-in-one ability to always convert back to the Vector UAV, the Scorpion’s core features are:

  • Tri-copter UAV
  • 0-15 m/s flight speed
  • Up to 45 minutes of flight time

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