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.
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