13 SEP 2022
MUNICH, Germany and Oslo, Norway, September 13th, 2022 — Teleplan Globe, software and system solutions company from Oslo and Munich-based drone manufacturer Quantum-Systems have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to integrate the FACNAV battle space management system into the Quantum-Systems Vector & Scorpion 2-in-1 platform. The cooperation is designed to add value in future operations by increasing precision in conducting Close Air Support missions and increasing capacity for information sharing.
Both companies have developed unique systems that, when combined, become a superior asset for the professional user. For Quantum-Systems it was of enormous importance to work with a partner at eye level who is sharing similar values and attitudes. “With Teleplan, we have found exactly this opportunity: two medium-sized companies and global market leaders in their field are more agile, faster and significantly more cost-effective than the established major players in this fields,” states Quantum-Systems CEO Florian Seibel.
The task of the new joint venture is to develop, produce and sell new and innovative products as well as services to solve the challenges of close air support missions and related information sharing to all parties. “As a leading provider of software and solutions for decision makers that protect people, assets and institutions, we see a huge opportunity in this cooperation,” explains Teleplan Globe Vice President of Sales & Marketing Magne Killingstad. “In addition to its expertise in electronics and UAV development, manufacturing and repair, Quantum-Systems offers its global sales network.”
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Generating a practicable superior asset
Teleplan Globe developed the FACNAV system to meet the high demands of an elite unit within the Norwegian Special Forces. The daily operations require flawless and advanced information sharing. To enhance these capabilities, Teleplan Globe teamed up with Quantum-Systems Vector UAS to create a platform for increased precision in special operation missions.
The cooperation between Quantum-Systems and Teleplan Globe started in April 2022, when the German Material Procurement Agency, BAAINBw awarded Teleplan Globe the contract to provide the German Armed Forces with the FACNAV system for Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC). Quantum-Systems then got in touch with Teleplan Globe and within a few days we had a complete integration of our Vector into the FACNAV software.
We were able to complete a so-called “zero-day” integration
within one day. The Quantum-Systems and Teleplan Globe
teams were able to get the video and meta-data into the
FACNAV system in real time right off the bat. This could
provide immediate added value, at no additional cost,
to the German Army in case the special forces decide
to procure our Vector reconnaissance drones as part
of their Falke procurement programme.
The ease-of-use of both our products enable the end-users to swiftly
set up and operate in the situations they train for and are actively
involved in. Innovative technology combined with the ambition of
two forward-leaning agile companies sets the stage for
new capabilities for the warfighters. Through live testing
ith Quantum Systems, we have seen the unprecedented effect
of their sensors combined with Teleplan Globes software and we are
eager to see where this can progress further in Germany and abroad.
Teleplan Globe AS develops software products and solutions for defence, police, public safety, and security authorities. We are experts in C2 and ISR and utilize agile development methods. Our field proven systems are in use in several international operations to support personnel in their challenging and time critical tasks. As a consequence, our systems must be accurate, reliable and interoperable. Our systems engineers are known for their commitment and contribution to solving our customers’ needs, not least we simplify the interaction between the user and the technology. Teleplan Globe is a family-owned company, established in 1959 and part of the Teleplan Group. The company has an extraordinary military knowledge base, and Teleplan Globe is called upon when commanders need a solution to trust.
Magne Killingstad +47 941 486 96
T +47 941 486 96
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 is building next-generation UAS for clients in defence, security, public safety, commercial, and geospatial communities across Europe. Quantum-Systems was founded in 2015 and is headquartered at Special Airport Oberpfaffenhofen, 20 km west of Munich. For more information about Quantum-Systems
Contact: Claudia Steinhoff
T +49 (0) 8105 7709 128