Red Cat to Fill Order of 200 FPV Drones for Ukraine
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Military technology company Red Cat Holdings has announced that it will be filling a purchase order from Ukraine for 200 long-range, high-speed FPV (first-person view) drones. Scheduled to arrive in June, the FPV drones to be shipped possess an industry-leading power-to-weight ratio, granting improved maneuverability further enhanced by their FPV functionality. The drones are also capable of operation within GPS-denied and GPS-jammed environments.
“Fortunately, Red Cat has the US manufacturing capacity required to quickly deliver on such orders,” said Red Cat CEO Jeff Thompson. “We are pleased to provide our product to Ukrainian drone pilots, and we look forward to continuing to engage with them, including by providing our new nighttime drone, the Teal 2. Much of drone activity is performed at night, and the Teal 2 is at the forefront of nighttime drone capabilities.”
The Teal 2 is designed to Dominate the Night™. Officially launched last month, the drone is equipped with Teledyne FLIR’s new Hadron 640R sensor, granting end-users the highest resolution thermal imaging available in a small (Group 1) form factor, specialized for nighttime operations. Athena AI, Reveal Technology, and Tomahawk Robotics all serve as technology partners for the Teal 2.
Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.
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