Teal Drones (parent company Red Cat Holdings, Inc; Nasdaq: RCAT) , a military technology company integrating robotic hardware and software to protect and support the warfighter, has partnered with Doodle Labs to develop technology for future deployment as part of the US Army’s Short Range Reconnaissance (SRR) program.
Early trials in which Teal has retrofit its Golden Eagle with Helix Mesh Rider Radio showed significantly improved performance, with links over 10 km.
Teal and Doodle Labs both in Blue UAS
Both Teal and Doodle Labs have deep involvement with the US Department of Defense, the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and the Blue UAS program.
Doodle Labs’ Helix Mesh Rider Radio was developed with sponsorship from DIU and is the datalink of choice for the the Blue UAS program.
The Helix Mesh Rider Radio makes use of the company’s proprietary multi-band technology to cover a range of licensed radio frequencies often used by groups in the US DoD in a single radio, from M1 to M6, which is 1.6 GHz to 2.5 GHz. The radio’s mini-OEM form factor is extremely low-SWaP (size, weight, and power) and boasts FIPS 140-3-certified encryption, both crucial for tactical SRR missions.
Teal’s new Teal 2 is one of five sUAS on DIU’s Blue UAS cleared list. Its primary application is short-range reconnaissance (SRR) missions.
By potentially integrating Doodle Labs’ Helix Mesh Rider Radio on future platforms for the SRR program, Teal could theoretically transmit thermal imagery, AES-256 encrypted video and other high-bandwidth data back to the ground-station at great distances. Mesh Rider Radio makes use of FIPS 140-3 certified encryption, protecting this type of data and flight control functionality even in contested environments.
About Teal / Red Cat
Red Cat (Nasdaq: RCAT) is a military technology company that integrates robotic hardware and software to provide critical situational awareness and actionable intelligence to on-the-ground warfighters and battlefield commanders. Its mission is to enhance the effectiveness and safety of military operations domestically and globally – and to “Dominate the Night.” Red Cat’s suite of solutions includes Teal Drones, developer of the Golden Eagle, a small unmanned system with the highest resolution imaging for nighttime operations, and Skypersonic, a leading provider of unmanned aircraft for interior spaces and other dangerous environments. Learn more at https://www.redcatholdings.com.