Quantum-Systems to launch UAV production in Ukraine

Quantum-Systems to launch UAV production in Ukraine

German drone manufacturer Quantum-Systems will open a production and development center in Ukraine.

The company announced this on April 18.

The new facility was launched during a visit to Ukraine by a German delegation headed by Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Change Robert Habeck and attended by Minister for Strategic Industries Oleksandr Kamyshin.

The new plant will be the company’s second site in Ukraine and is expected to employ around 100 people by the end of the year.

Quantum Systems is investing up to six million euros over the next two years.

“For the company, this is a vote of confidence in Ukraine and its employees there, and at the same time a sign of the company’s own commitment to providing Ukraine with long-term support in the defense of its country,” the company’s press service emphasized.

Quantum Systems currently produces as a dual-use company with around 250 employees at three locations for the civil and public sector. The production facility in Ukraine is the fourth plant among a total of seven locations worldwide.

The new production facility is expected to increase production capacity to up to 1,000 drones yearly including spare part production.

A Quantum-Systems service, support, training, and logistics center with 25 Ukrainian employees has been operating in Ukraine since last year. They train drone pilots and implement technological advancements in the reconnaissance systems directly on site.

The Vector medium-range reconnaissance drones by the Quantum-Systems company have been in operation in Ukraine since May 2022.

So far, 212 systems have been provided with funding from the German government. The company said that 500 UAVs were expected to be delivered to Ukraine by the end of the year.

The German drone manufacturer also donated 100 Trinity drones in different versions to Ukraine as part of a contract signed in September 2023 between Quantum-Systems CEO Florian Seibel and Kyiv Mayor Vitalii Klichko.