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Quantum Systems and ARX Robotics Form Partnership to Meet Rising Demand for Unmanned Systems

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Quantum Systems and ARX Robotics Form Partnership to Meet Rising Demand for Unmanned Systems

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Quantum Systems and ARX Robotics Form Partnership to Meet Rising Demand for Unmanned Systems
Quantum Systems and ARX Robotics Form Partnership to Meet Rising Demand for Unmanned Systems

ARX Robotics (formerly ARX Landsysteme GmbH) and Quantum Systems convened in Gilching, near Munich, to formalize a landmark agreement for future collaboration. This strategic partnership brings together Germany’s two leading enterprises dedicated to supporting Ukraine and driving technological advancements. Quantum Systems, renowned for its expertise in producing autonomous reconnaissance drones, joins forces with ARX Robotics, a pioneer in unmanned ground vehicles. By combining their capabilities, both companies aim to capitalize on synergies and deliver enhanced unmanned solutions to the German Bundeswehr and to other allied armed forces that see the demand to adapt to changes on the modern battlefields. The Quantum Systems Vector drone, a battle-proven reconnaissance system, has been actively supporting Ukrainian forces since the beginning of 2022. Over 200 Vector systems are currently in operation in Ukraine, with overall around 500 systems sheduled for delivery this year. Notably, the Ukrainian General Staff has submitted a request for an additional 800 individual Vector systems. Similarly, ARX Robotics is contributing to Ukrainian defense efforts by supplying initial systems for rigorous testing and deployment across specialized units of the Ukrainian Army.

Both companies acknowledge the crucial need to actively drive and support the German Federal Armed Forces in reassessing the imperative for technological advancements—a mission they are dedicated to undertake together. This initiative includes collaborative public relations campaigns aimed at facilitating the transfer of knowledge gathered from their experiences in Ukraine to the German Federal Armed Forces. Additionally, the partnership seeks to showcase the benefits of unmanned systems through joint demonstrations. This partnership unites the two leading German entities in robotics in a quest to address pivotal questions aimed at safeguarding our forces and fortifying the readiness of the German Federal Armed Forces and its allies for the future. With a shared commitment to protecting soldiers’ lives and enhancing battlefield effectiveness, this partnership endeavors to provide vital answers to critical challenges.

Quantum Systems and ARX Robotics close strategic partnership to meet rising demand for unmanned systems on modern battlefields.
Quantum Systems and ARX Robotics close strategic partnership to meet rising demand for unmanned systems on modern battlefields. (Photo by Quantum Systems)

“We are partners who complement each other. One with its experience in the air and ARX with our modular systems on the ground. We are united by our belief in the need forunmanned systems in the armed forces, also as a sign of a real turning point,”Marc Wietfeld, CEO, ARX Robotics said.

“The fact that two young dual-use companies with state-of-the-art technology are in the process of repositioning the European defense market and bringing a new era to life makes us proud, as well as humbled by the task ahead of us. But we are certain that the future is unmanned, and we want to write it together,”Florian Seibel, CEO, Quantum Systems said.

Quantum Systems specializes in the development, design, and production of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS). The company’s range of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) sUAS are built to maximize range and versatility and provide operators with a seamless user experience. By integrating cutting-edge software capabilities like edge computing and real-time AI-powered data processing, Quantum Systems builds next-generation UAS for security, defence, public safety, commercial and GIS operations customers across the globe. Quantum-Systems is a global company, founded in 2015 and headquartered at Special Airport Oberpfaffenhofen, 20 km west of Munich, with business locations in the United States, Australia and Ukraine.

ARX Robotics is one of the most successful German venture capital-financed start-ups in the field of defense tech. The dual-use robotics company develops autonomous unmanned ground systems with scalable hardware components and software architectures. With its innovative, modular platforms, ARX leverages the transformative potential of robotics to reshape opportunities in productivity, efficiency, and safety for various industries. ARX systems are currently being deployed, procured, or tested by six European armed forces in the areas of reconnaissance, surveillance, transportation, CASEVAC, training and simulation.

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