Quickstep Holdings (ASX:QHL) has signed its second major drone contract with Carbonix, inking a new $2.3 million deal that will see the leading Australian drone manufacturer triple its production over the next year.
Under the 12-month contract, Quickstep will produce 40 of Carbonix’s latest long-range unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) over the next 12 months, using its proprietary AeroQure manufacturing system.
That allows Carbonix to fulfil an order from Anduril, the US defence tech start-up founded by tech entrepreneur Palmer Luckey that recently won a $US1 billion counter-drone contract from the US Special Operations Command.
Carbonix CEO Philip van der Burg said Quickstep’s manufacturing processes and quality management systems delivered the high levels of quality assurance Carbonix customers expected, while allowing the company to scale production to meet local and overseas demand.
“We understand the critical role that quality assurance plays in delivering the highest level of performance to our customers,” he said.
“That’s why we’re thrilled to partner with a company that shares our commitment to excellence, and whose advanced processes and quality management systems will help us raise the bar even higher.”
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