Red Cat Holdings subsidiary Teal Drones has been awarded a $1,046,806 contract to provide its high-performance Golden Eagle drones to US Border Patrol.
Teal will also provide battery packs and chargers, propellers, gimbal-mounted cameras, carrying cases and operator training sessions, including ‘train-the-trainer’ sessions.
The award is part of a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) between US Customs and Border Protection and five drone companies, announced in December 2021, which has a total estimated value of $90 million over a five-year period. All drones covered by the BPA are on the exclusive ‘Blue UAS’ list of drones approved for purchase by the Department of Defense.
According to the company, the Golden Eagle drones will provide supplemental airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and tracking capability to enhance situational awareness for field commanders and agents in areas that lack nearby traditional surveillance systems or available manned air support.
“As a market leader in military-grade drones, and especially night-specific drones, we look forward to providing Teal’s Golden Eagle product to the government personnel who are responsible for protecting the American people and safeguarding our borders,” said Red Cat CEO Jeff Thompson. “Because Red Cat has invested in a large, new manufacturing facility for Teal in Salt Lake City, we are confident in our ability to meet the delivery deadline for this significant order, as well as future orders we anticipate under this BPA with US Customs and Border Protection.”