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Teal Drones to Provide US Air Force With Small Unmanned Aerial Systems

Teal 2 sUAS

Teal Drones to Provide US Air Force With Small Unmanned Aerial Systems

Teal Drones, a Red Cat Holdings subsidiary, has secured a $2.6 million purchase order from the Defense Logistics Agency for small unmanned aerial systems.

Teal Drones will deliver 172 Teal 2 sUAS units, spare parts and training services to the U.S. Air Force Security Forces, which defends Air Force bases and installations. Teal 2, designed for night operations, is a man-portable drone equipped with a Teledyne FLIR Hadron 640R sensor, which provides users with high-resolution thermal imaging.

Teal 2 is also equipped with artificial intelligence and ISR technologies that deliver time-critical information supporting decision-making capabilities. Other capabilities include electro-optical and infrared imaging, AES-256-standard encryption, a 30-minute flight time, a 10,000-ft maximum flight ceiling and a 23mph top speed.

Teal 2 was launched in April and was approved for government use in June following its inclusion in the Defense Intelligence Unit’s Blue UAS list. The drone was first adopted by the Customs and Border Protection and the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management.

The procurement was sourced by Noble Supply & Logistics under DLA’s Special Operations Equipment Tailored Logistics Support program, Red Cat Holdings said.

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