Teal Drones founder and CEO George Matus believes that reconnaissance drones are vital technology in wartime. Yet Ukrainian forces fighting the battle against the Russian invasion don’t have access to the most effective drone technology. The drones most commonly used in these scenarios have a backdoor that the Russians use to track drones in the airspace.
Matus and his team have developed a high-performance reconnaissance drone that can easily fit into a backpack and help keep ground troops safe. Their high-tech drones called “Golden Eagles” can be used as a tool to look around corners or over the next hill. Matus announced just last week that it is going to Ukraine. After securing a second development contract with the U.S. Army, Matus is aiming to get his Golden Eagle drones into the hands of Ukrainian soldiers.
“Teal is one of the only companies in the world that is able to provide that, at scale, now with its technology, manufacturing and resources,” Matus said. “And I have no doubt that the technology will help save a lot of lives.” With companies like Teal, Utah’s drone industry continues to innovate and find solutions for critical issues that face our communities both locally and globally.