Rapid Response Defense Systems, Inc. (“RRDS”), a federal contractor and solution-based systems integrator, today announced that Quantum-Systems Inc., a leader in electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aerial intelligence solutions, has been selected as the subcontractor for the $30,000,000 indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract awarded to RRDS by the U.S. Department of State to provide mid-range unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The RRDS and Quantum-Systems team will deliver Vector fixed-wing eVTOL sUAS over the course of 5 years and will provide operator training to end users.
“We’re excited to team up with RRDS to equip and support the customer in their law enforcement and security missions with our mid-range aerial intelligence and reconnaissance solution, Vector,” said David Sharpin, CEO of Quantum-Systems Inc.
Fred Bouman, SVP – Federal at RRDS commented, “We are honored to collaborate with Quantum-Systems as our trusted partner for this significant U.S. Department of State program. Their expertise in unmanned aircraft systems aligns seamlessly with our commitment to delivering cutting-edge technology to meet the evolving needs of our customers. This partnership marks another stride forward in our mission to provide comprehensive solutions that enhance security and intelligence capabilities on a global scale.”
The combat-proven Vector is a silent, mid-endurance electric VTOL fixed-wing sUAS that delivers real-time, high-resolution downlink imagery to operators performing mid-range reconnaissance missions. Its open systems architecture allows for continuous expansion of the system’s capabilities and functionality. The Quantum-Skynode flight control computer is at the heart of the Vector, equipping it with onboard computing power and AI capabilities to reduce the cognitive load of the operator.
Quantum-Systems Inc. specializes in the development, design, and production of fully autonomous small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). Headquartered in Moorpark, CA, Quantum-Systems Inc. has combined electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL), automatic transitioning and AI edge computing capabilities to create a portfolio of sUAS with best-in-class endurance and reliability, and uncompromised actionable intelligence.
RRDS is a results-driven, full-service option for the United States government and affiliated entities. RRDS offers a broad line of products and services, coupled with full-suite logistics solutions. The company specializes in cradle-to-grave supply chain with an expertise in identifying bespoke solutions to meet mission requirements. Utilizing proven PMO systems, RRDS offers an end-to-end solution for all its customers.