Purple Cat Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RCAT), a supplier of extremely subtle and complicated SUAS merchandise for militaries globally, at the moment introduced that its subsidiary Teal Drones has been awarded a $1,046,806 contract from U.S. Customs and Border Safety to supply Teal’s high-performance Golden Eagle drones to U.S. Border Patrol.
The award is a part of a Blanket Buy Settlement (BPA) between U.S. Customs and Border Safety and 5 drone firms, introduced in December 2021, which has a complete estimated worth of $90 million over a five-year interval. All drones coated by the BPA are on the unique “Blue UAS” record of drones accredited for buy by the Division of Protection.
The drones will present supplemental airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and monitoring functionality to reinforce situational consciousness for subject commanders and brokers in areas that lack close by conventional surveillance techniques or accessible manned air assist.
“As a market chief in military-grade drones, and particularly night-specific drones, we look ahead to offering Teal’s Golden Eagle product to the federal government personnel who’re chargeable for defending the American individuals and safeguarding our borders,” stated Purple Cat CEO Jeff Thompson. “As a result of Purple Cat has invested in a big, new manufacturing facility for Teal in Salt Lake Metropolis, we’re assured in our capability to fulfill the supply deadline for this vital order, in addition to future orders we anticipate below this BPA with U.S. Customs and Border Safety.”
The $1 million+ primary buy settlement awarded to Purple Cat covers the supply of Teal’s Golden Eagle drone, plus battery packs and chargers, propellers, gimbal-mounted cameras, carrying instances and operator coaching periods, together with “train-the-trainer” periods.
About Purple Cat Holdings, Inc.
Purple Cat supplies drone-based merchandise, providers, and options by its 4 subsidiaries and providers the enterprise, army, and shopper markets. Teal Drones is a pacesetter in unmanned plane techniques (UAS), and its Golden Eagle is certainly one of solely 5 drones accredited by the Division of Protection for reconnaissance, public security and inspection functions. Skypersonic’s expertise allows drones to finish inspection providers in areas the place GPS is just not accessible, but nonetheless report and transmit information even whereas being operated from 1000’s of miles away. Fats Shark is a number one supplier of First Particular person View (FPV) video goggles. Rotor Riot, LLC is a reseller of FPV drones and tools, primarily to the patron market. Study extra at https://www.redcatholdings.com.