The combat-proven Vector is a silent, mid-endurance electric VTOL fixed-wing sUAS that delivers real-time, high-resolution downlink imagery to operators performing mid-range reconnaissance missions. Its open systems architecture allows for continuous expansion of the system's capabilities and functionality. The Quantum-Skynode flight control computer is at the heart of the Vector, equipping it with onboard computing power and AI capabilities to reduce the cognitive load of the operator.
Vector performs fully controlled vertical take-offs and landings within confined spaces. Even in harsh environmental conditions like wind, heat, dust and rain, Vector flies efficiently for up to 180 minutes with intelligent cruise speed control between 15 and 20 meters per second. Real-time video can be streamed to multiple Ground Control Stations via Mesh IP encrypted data links up to a range of 35 kilometers*. Its extremely low noise emission makes it ideal for covert surveillance missions.
*expandable with additional data links
Driven by agile feature development in close cooperation with our customers, Vector’s unique open systems architecture – autopilot hardware and software modules – enable a constant addition of capabilities. Using onboard computing power and computer vision processing, including state–of–the–art AI and advanced networked communications, the system submits data in a targeted manner and can support decision-making processes more efficiently.
Vector is mission-ready within three minutes. No tools are needed for assembling the modular system or for exchanging the gimbaled sensors. Its automated take-off and landing capability requires no additional equipment or interaction for launch or recovery.
Vector executes missions reliably and independently with the QBase Tactical mission planning and monitoring software providing automation and autopilot assistance, all while a human remains in the loop. Its smart batteries maximize the performance and safety of all operations.
Vector is battlefield tested and built to last with durable, high-quality glass-fiber reinforced materials. Combined with an IP54 rating, self-heating batteries and a sophisticated active and non-active cooling system for data link and electronics, Vector can operate under harsh and challenging environmental conditions. The modular set-up makes maintenance and repair fast, cost-effective, and simple. Single parts can easily be disassembled and exchanged.
Vector is part of a 2-in-1 system that uses the same main fuselage, ground controller, data link, sensors, and AI capabilities. It can alternatively be configured as the Scorpion multicopter without any changes to the avionics hardware, UI or workflow.
Using on-board artificial intelligence, the system is increasingly capable of supporting decision-making processes in an efficient and user-friendly manner. The Raptor gimbaled sensor performs object detection, classification, and tracking. The operator only receives relevant information in the form of messages or warnings. Constant monitoring of the live video is not necessary. The AI board also supports and enables GNSS-denied navigation.More features in detail
Scorpion is operated using QBase Tactical, designed to meet ISR mission requirements with real-time reconnaissance and post-mission analysis. It supports QuickStart missions, intuitive control of the aircraft and sensor, clicks on the map and in-flight mission updates.
Vector is currently available with two integrated gimbaled sensors: the HD40-LV and the Raptor. The sensors can be exchanged easily in a matter of seconds via a quick-lock mechanism. No tools are required.
7.4 kg (16.3 lbs)
Max. Flight Time
Data Link Range
30 km (18.6 mi)
15 m/s to 20 m/s (29 to 39 kn)
Operating Temperature Range
-20°C to 45°C (-4°F to 113°F)
2.80 m (9.2 ft)
Transport Case Dimensions
80 x 54 x 34.5 cm (31.5” x 21.3” x13.6”)
Transport Case Total Weight
8.2 kg (18.08 lbs)