Teal Drones Secures Extra $1.2M in Funding for US Military’s SSR Program
by DRONELIFE Employees Author Ian M. Crosby
Army know-how firm Pink Cat Holdings introduced that its subsidiary Teal Drones has acquired an extra $1.2 million for the event of a brand new sUAS prototype for the U.S. Military’s Brief Vary Reconnaissance (SRR) program.
In March 2022, Teal was first awarded a prototype contract for the SRR Tranche 2 program, with the Military now obligating a complete of $2.7 million for Teal’s participation. The corporate is certainly one of solely three distributors competing in Tranche 2, which is now to be the ultimate tranche of the SRR program.
Following a sequence of testing and demonstration milestones, the profitable distributors can be chosen to create a rucksack-portable sUAS able to offering platoons of 20 to 50 troopers with a quickly deployable surveillance and reconnaissance functionality. With the brand new funding comes extra goal necessities for the prototypes to fulfill, initially assigned to Tranche 3.
“A future SRR manufacturing contract is a serious alternative for any firm chosen, and Teal is worked up to provide the warfighter the very best we have now,” stated Teal Founder and CEO George Matus. “I’m assured the SRR prototype we’re creating will meet and exceed the Military’s necessities.”
“Uncrewed techniques are a disruptive know-how that present troopers an unfair benefit on the battlefield,” stated Maj. Josh McMillion, U.S. Military SRR APM. “SRR is the Military’s answer to supply this functionality now to make sure our troopers have the technological edge over the enemy in any operational setting and by no means have a good combat.”
Teal’s prototype will leverage among the identical know-how as its military-grade Teal 2 sUAS. Formally launched this previous April, Teal 2 is designed to “Dominate the Night time™.” The world’s main sUAS for nighttime operations, Teal 2 offers the most recent intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) know-how, relaying pressing info and permitting operators to make sooner and smarter choices.
Ian attended Dominican College of California, the place he acquired a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong ardour for writing and storytelling and a eager curiosity in know-how, he’s now contributing to DroneLife as a employees author.
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