DLA has doubled its initial $2.6M order, placed on behalf of US Air Force Security Forces
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico , Aug. 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Red Cat Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RCAT) (“Red Cat” or the “Company”), a drone technology company integrating robotic hardware and software for military, government and commercial operations, today announces that subsidiary Teal Drones has received a second $2.6 million purchase order to supply Teal 2 systems to the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).
Teal will deliver an additional 172 units of the Teal 2 drone plus spare parts and training. Previously, on Aug. 8, Red Cat announced an initial order from the DLA for 172 units, also totaling $2.6 million. Combined, the two orders now total $5.2 million.
Both orders were requested by U.S. Air Force Security Forces, whose role is to defend Air Force bases and installations.
“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 Red Cat CEO Jeff Thompson. “We’re honored that the Air Force has now doubled its order, to more than $5 million.”
The procurements were sourced by global operations support company Noble Supply & Logistics, LLC (NOBLE) as part of the DLA’s Special Operational Equipment Tailored Logistics Support (SOE TLS) Program.
NOBLE is a DLA-designated provider for the SOE TLS Program. This 10-year program, capped at $33 billion, covers the delivery of logistics support to federal agencies, military bases and other DLA customers worldwide, helping them meet their SOE requirements.
Approved by the U.S. Department of Defense as Blue UAS and available to purchase through the federal government’s GSA Advantage website, the Teal 2 is designed to Dominate the Night™ as the world’s leading small drone for night operations. The Teal 2 is the first sUAS to be equipped with Teledyne FLIR’s new Hadron 640R sensor, providing end users with the highest-resolution thermal imaging in a small form factor.
The Teal 2 also features the latest intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technology, delivering time-critical information and enabling operators to make faster, smarter decisions. The system offers multi-vehicle control and artificial intelligence capabilities.
Red Cat will exhibit the Teal 2 at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) trade show in London from Sept. 12-15.
About Red Cat Holdings, Inc.
Red Cat (Nasdaq: RCAT) is a drone technology company integrating robotic hardware and software for military, government and commercial operations. Red Cat’s solutions are designed to “Dominate the Night™” and include the Teal 2, a small unmanned system offering the highest-resolution thermal imaging in its class. Learn more at www.redcatholdings.com.
NOBLE drives mission success with world-class products, logistics, services, and training through accelerated procurement. The company’s footprint includes operation centers, distribution centers, and consolidation points positioned to expedite delivery and enhance global product availability. In addition to distributing 13,000 manufacturer brands, NOBLE offers specialized technical and training services for customers. The company’s capabilities include supply and support for Aerospace, C5ISR, CBRNE, Expeditionary, MRO, and Tactical requirements. NOBLE uses an established supply chain, existing vendor relationships, and a vast catalog to lower costs and increase selection and availability. As a result, NOBLE reduces the cost of readiness while maintaining the ability to respond rapidly to today’s challenges.
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