Our Mission

Quantum-Systems Australia provides cutting-edge, autonomous aerial intelligence solutions that empower our partners to safeguard their interests. Our mission is to collaborate with regional and global customers to solve their defence and security challenges with the acceleration of autonomous systems technology and to promote operational readiness. Our investment in research and development, creating high-tech jobs, and supporting supply chains – all local to Australia – contributes to the nation’s robust, resilient and globally-competitive defence industry.

Who We Are

Quantum-Systems is more than just a drone manufacturer; we are an aerial data intelligence company that provides multi-sensor data collection products to government agencies and commercial enterprises. Our electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) systems boast industry-leading flight endurance, ease of operation, and reliability.

“Tilt rotor transition aircraft” is what we call this innovative and patented category of drones. After a vertical take-off and reaching the desired transition altitude, the drone has a short phase of acceleration. During this transition phase, the rotors – driven by electric motors – swivel from the vertical take-off position to a horizontal flight position. No runway, catapult, parachute or extra equipment is needed for take-off or landing. The sUAS land smoothly on their shock absorbing landing gear that reduce impact, resulting in an extended product lifespan.

With a world-class team and nearly a decade of experience in drones, robotics and imagery collection, Quantum-Systems has a proven technology stack and a strong track record of building best-in-class UAS systems that provide mission-critical data to operators.

Quantum-Systems GmbH, the parent company of Quantum-Systems Australia, was founded by Florian Seibel in 2015 in Gilching, Germany several years after registering the patent for a vertically launchable unmanned transition aircraft. Since then, the company’s output and number of employees have continuously grown and a North American headquarters was opened in Moorpark, CA in 2022.

In 2022, Quantum-Systems Pty Ltd was founded and operations began in Redbank, Queensland at the company’s Asia-Pacific hub in 2023.

Leadership Team

Dave Sharpin


Dave Sharpin is the CEO of Quantum-Systems Australia, and Quantum-Systems Inc. in the United States. He has over 35 years of experience in government manned aircraft, unmanned aircraft systems and robotics, and served in the United States Air Force. Dave began his career as a systems engineer and later transitioned into programs and business development. His first business leadership position was as the VP/GM at Alliant Techsystems, a Special Mission Aircraft business now known as Northrop Grumman. He also led the Tactical UAS business segment for AeroVironment, Inc. and served as the CEO and Chairman of the Board at Auterion Government Solutions.

Casey Martin

Director of Business Development

Casey Martin is the Director of Business Development at Quantum-Systems Australia. She is responsible for developing and maintaining key customer relationships, identifying and capturing new business opportunities and expanding our presence in the government UAS sector. Casey has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from UC San Diego, an MBA from Capella University and a Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification. She has over 12 years of experience in the aerospace industry, with past employers including Boeing, B/E Aerospace – now known as Collins Aerospace – AeroVironment Inc., and Auterion Government Solutions.



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