After presenting Clelland DataSciences (CDS) with a term sheet, Quantum International Corp. has begun its final round of talks with the cutting-edge technology company before the parties agree to enter a joint venture.
Quantum and CDS plan to work together to develop Clelland’s specialized imaging technology into autonomous, robotic vehicles capable of sensing and detecting hidden landmines left behind on former battlefields. CDS has already sold manned demining platforms utilizing the technology, but both companies estimate the market for an unmanned version, which reduces risk to operators, to be much higher.
“We’ve already agreed in principle to this joint venture,” said Quantum CEO Robert Federowicz. “Now it’s just a matter of finalizing the details. We have no doubt that we’ll be able to develop a successful, ground-breaking product that will save lives and be sought out for purchase around the world.”