Puerto Rico-based Red Cat Holdings a hardware-enabled software provider to the drone industry, announces that its subsidiary Teal Drones (Teal) has secured an order for 15 Golden Eagle drone units, plus spares and training, from a NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) member country that has committed them to deployment in the Ukraine. Since the war in Ukraine began, the company have seen strong interest in the Teal drone platform from numerous European countries. Defense budgets within Europe have risen seemingly overnight due to the need to support this current invasion, as well as the desire to be prepared for future geopolitical conflicts. Many countries and military units are recognizing the strategic benefit of having an adequate baseline inventory of drone units that can be invaluable in reconnaissance and surveillance on the front lines.
“Drones in the category of the Golden Eagle can be among the most impactful technologies during a war, and there is significant need for drones in Ukraine to be used for reconnaissance purposes. We are now seeing small drones like the Golden Eagle helping to define the outcomes of wars such as what we’re experiencing now. Teal is one of the only drone companies in the world able to provide these types of drones at scale, utilizing our own proprietary technology, manufacturing and resources, despite the supply chain issues that have plagued the industry at large. Red Cat Holdings stands by Ukraine, and we will continue to support its needs to the greatest extent possible using Teal’s Golden Eagle platform,” commented George Matus, founder and CEO of Teal.
Teal’s Golden Eagle is one of only five companies selected by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in 2020 as approved small unmanned aerial system vendors for the U.S. government. The first drone mass produced entirely in the US, with DoD compliant components. The Golden Eagle deploys quickly and ultra-quietly both in takeoff and in flight for near-silent observation in complex environments. Rapid battery swap, quick takeoff, a completely modular design and TAC ground control make Golden Eagle a superior solution for situational monitoring over extended periods, even in complex or GPS denied environments. Powered by Teal’s cutting-edge technology, TAC is a secure and compliant handheld ground station that enables mission-critical operations.
Red Cat provides drone-based products, services, and solutions through its five subsidiaries and services the enterprise, military, and consumer markets. Teal Drones is a leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and its Golden Eagle is one of only five drones approved by the Department of Defense for reconnaissance, public safety, and inspection applications. Skypersonic’s technology enables drones to complete inspection services in locations where GPS is not available, yet still record and transmit data even while being operated from thousands of miles away. Fat Shark is a leading provider of First Person View (FPV) video goggles. Rotor Riot, LLC is a reseller of FPV drones and equipment, primarily to the consumer marketplace.