Romania has ordered German Vector UAVs

Romania has ordered German Vector UAVs

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The Romanian Ministry of Defense has ordered Vector reconnaissance drones from the German company Quantum-Systems.

The manufacturer announced the contract on its official website.

These UAVs will provide real-time aerial reconnaissance both day and night.

The contract, valued at approximately €18.4 million, was finalized on May 14, 2024, and will last 36 months.

Quantum-Systems noted that the vertical take-off and landing capable drone type Vector provides the Romanian MoD with a market-available tactical reconnaissance system meeting requirements in terms of range, flight time, and sensor capability. The Vector enables precise reconnaissance and has a flight duration of up to three hours.

The integrated ‘Raptor’ combi-sensor is equipped with an optical and infrared camera, enabling day and night operations in all climates and under challenging environmental conditions.

Quantum-Systems currently manufactures dual-purpose drones at three facilities for the civil and public sectors. The company employs approximately 250 people.

However, in April, the manufacturer announced that it would open a production and development center in Ukraine.

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

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.

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.

Aviation Europe Neighbors Procurement Romania UAV World