- Red Cat subsidiary Teal Drones joins forces with Doodle Labs as a wireless networking partner for the U.S. Army’s Short Range Reconnaissance program.
- Teal’s SRR prototype will integrate Doodle Labs’ Helix Mesh Rider Radio to enable reliable transmission of high-bandwidth data and encrypted video over long distances.
- Teal’s strategic partnerships, including Doodle Labs, demonstrate its commitment to leveraging the best technology available to exceed the Army’s requirements.
- Teal and Doodle Labs showcase their technologies at XPONENTIAL and SOF Week, highlighting their contributions to the defense industry.
Red Cat Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RCAT), a leading military technology company specializing in robotic hardware and software integration, announced today that its subsidiary, Teal Drones, will partner with Doodle Labs to enhance Teal’s sUAS (small Unmanned Aircraft System) prototype for the U.S. Army’s Short Range Reconnaissance (SRR) program. This strategic collaboration aims to provide advanced wireless networking capabilities to support the rapid deployment of reconnaissance capabilities for platoons.
Driving Innovation in the SRR Program
Teal Drones is one of the select vendors competing in the SRR Tranche 2, which the U.S. Army has confirmed as the final tranche of the SRR program. The winning vendor(s) will be responsible for delivering a rucksack-portable sUAS that offers platoons reliable and quickly deployable reconnaissance capabilities. By partnering with Doodle Labs, Teal Drones aims to equip its SRR prototype with state-of-the-art wireless networking capabilities that meet and exceed the Army’s requirements.
George Matus, Founder and CEO of Teal Drones, expressed confidence in the company’s ability to deliver a prototype that meets the Army’s stringent standards. He emphasized Teal’s commitment to leveraging the expertise of its technology partners, stating, “Our strategy revolves around collaborating with the best technology partners available, and Doodle Labs is an industry leader in wireless networking solutions.”
Empowering Secure and Long-Range Data Transmission
Doodle Labs specializes in producing industrial-grade wireless networking solutions, and its collaboration with Teal Drones marks another significant milestone. By integrating Doodle Labs’ Helix Mesh Rider Radio into Teal’s SRR prototype, the system will have the capability to transmit thermal imagery, AES-256 encrypted video, and other high-bandwidth data reliably back to a ground station located over three miles away. The Mesh Rider Radio, equipped with FIPS 140-3 certified encryption, ensures the protection of sensitive data and flight control functionality even in contested environments.
Ashish Parikh, Vice President of Business Development at Doodle Labs, expressed excitement about the integration of their technology into Teal’s SRR prototype. He emphasized the opportunity to demonstrate how Doodle Labs’ wireless networking solutions can deliver and safeguard critical data for warfighters.
Showcasing Innovation at Industry Events
Both Teal Drones and Doodle Labs are showcasing their cutting-edge technologies at two prominent industry events. Running from May 8 to 11, XPONENTIAL in Denver, Colorado, and SOF Week in Tampa, Florida, provide an opportunity for the companies to demonstrate their contributions to the defense industry. At XPONENTIAL, George Matus will participate in a panel discussion organized by Doodle Labs, titled “How Collaboration Sparks Innovation in DIU’s Blue UAS Program.” This discussion highlights the value of collaboration in driving innovation within the Defense Innovation Unit’s Blue UAS Program.
Red Cat Holdings: Enhancing Military Operations with Robotic Solutions
Red Cat Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RCAT), the parent company of Teal Drones, is a leading military technology company focused on integrating robotic hardware and software to provide critical situational awareness and actionable intelligence to on-the-ground warfighters and battlefield commanders. The company’s mission is to enhance the effectiveness and safety of military operations domestically and globally, ultimately aiming to “Dominate the Night™.” Red Cat’s suite of solutions includes Teal Drones, renowned for its small unmanned systems with high-resolution imaging for nighttime operations, and Skypersonic, a provider of unmanned aircraft designed for interior spaces and hazardous environments.
Doodle Labs: Revolutionizing Wireless Networking Solutions
Doodle Labs LLC is a renowned provider of industrial-grade wireless networking solutions, specializing in mesh networking for robotic systems. The company offers high-throughput, long-range Mesh Rider solutions for various applications, including UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), UGVs (Unmanned Ground Vehicles), connected teams, government/defense, and private wireless networks. Doodle Labs’ Helix Mesh Rider Radio, developed with sponsorship from the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), is the chosen datalink for the Blue UAS program. With offices in the United States and Singapore, Doodle Labs has been at the forefront of wireless networking innovation since its inception in 1999.
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