Pink Cat Holdings CEO Visiting NATO Nations to Focus on Navy Drone Assist for Ukraine
by DRONELIFE Employees Author Ian M. Crosby
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Jeff Thompson, CEO of navy expertise firm Pink Cat Holdings, will probably be a part of a delegation visiting NATO international locations this week to debate navy drone help for Ukrainian forces.
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Pink Cat subsidiary Teal Drones’ new military-grade drone, the Teal 2, will probably be showcased by Thompson to NATO leaders. Anticipated to launch in Q2 2023 and presently out there to first-adopter clients, the Teal 2 is designed to be the world-leading drone answer for nighttime operations.
In line with The Wall Avenue Journal, Ukrainian forces “lack sufficient drones to identify targets and direct artillery – particularly more-expensive fashions with night-vision cameras that will permit them to work in the dead of night, when the Russians search to creep ahead.”
“In Ukraine and elsewhere, most navy operations happen at night time, and the Teal 2 provides warfighters precisely the answer they want,” mentioned Thompson. “Teal 2 is the primary drone to combine the world’s finest new night-time drone digicam – next-generation thermal-imaging expertise from Teledyne FLIR. We’ve additionally partnered with different trade leaders, corresponding to Tomahawk Robotics, Reveal Expertise and Immervision, to supply further game-changing drone capabilities. These embrace multi-vehicle management, 3D mapping and object detection.”
Thus far, Pink Cat has crammed an order for 54 models of the Teal 2 from U.S. Customs and Border Safety, which will probably be deployed to grant supplemental airborne reconnaissance, surveillance and monitoring capabilities for enhanced situational consciousness.
Pink Cat additionally beforehand crammed an order from a NATO member nation for 15 models of Teal’s Golden Eagle drone for deployment to Ukrainian forces.
“Pink Cat needs to do all we will to get the Ukrainian warfighter the very best and newest American expertise that permits them to dominate the night time, and that’s why I’m assembly with European navy resolution makers this week,” mentioned Thompson.
Teal is a part of the Blue UAS cleared checklist, which designates producers with the authorization to provide the U.S. navy with tools. The corporate can also be one in all solely three drone producers invited to take part within the U.S. Military’s Quick Vary Reconnaissance Tranche 2 (SRR T2), a program for the event of a transportable small uncrewed aerial system to be used by military platoons in surveillance and reconnaissance operations.
Ian attended Dominican College of California, the place he obtained a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong ardour for writing and storytelling and a eager curiosity in expertise, he’s now contributing to DroneLife as a employees author.
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