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August 29, 2023
Red Cat’s subsidiary Teal Drones has received a second purchase order from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), worth $2.6 million.
Under the deal, Teal will deliver an additional 172 units of its Teal 2 drone to the DLA, plus spare parts and training.
The deal, in addition to the first order at the beginning of August, brings the DLA’s total purchase to $5.2 million. Both orders were requested by the U.S. Air Force Security Forces.
“The Air Force needs to secure its airfields and bases 24/7, and the Teal 2 offers the highest-resolution night vision in its class,” said Jeff Thompson, Red Cat’s CEO. “We’re honored that the Air Force has now doubled its order.”
The Teal 2 drone is designed for nighttime operations, equipped with Teledyne’s Hadron thermal imaging sensor to provide high-resolution vision during night or low-visibility conditions. It is also fitted with multi-vehicle control and AI capabilities to deliver “time-critical information” to operators.
The purchase order is just the latest in a series of deals placing Teal Drones at the forefront of military use. The company’s Teal 2 drone was approved for government use in June and received Remote ID certification from the Federal Aviation Administration in August.
Assistant Editor, IoT World Today
Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.
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