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June 22, 2023
Teal Drones, a Red Cat Holdings subsidiary, has confirmed its latest military-grade drone Teal 2 has received approval from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for government use.
The new approval makes Teal 2 part of the Blue unmanned aerial vehicle (UAS) cleared list, which are DoD-approved drones for government operation, being NDAA compliant, cyber-secure and safe to fly.
“Blue UAS clearance is a high bar to reach for any sUAS because of the extensive vetting process,” said George Matus, Teal CEO. “With this certification, all our customers – military, government and commercial – can be confident that the Teal 2 meets the highest standards for cybersecurity, safety and operation.”
Launched in April, Teal 2 is designed specifically for night-time use and equipped with a thermal imaging sensor to provide high-resolution videos to operators.
“Blue UAS certification opens the door to greater opportunities for Teal 2,” said Matus. “We can now fill orders that were contingent on certification, and in addition to orders from the U.S. government, we know that governments of allied nations are also more likely to purchase Blue UAS-approved drones.”
Blue UAS was established by the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), a DoD organization dedicated to promoting the uptake of commercial drone technology, with a particular focus on improving national security.
Teal 2 is the second sUAS from Red Cat to be made part of the Blue UAS list. Its Golden Eagle model also made it onto the list.
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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