Silent Falcon UAS Technologies solar electric, fixed wing, long endurance, long range Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) has been selected by Bridger Aerospace for its Call When Needed sUAS Services Contract with the US Department of the Interior. The contract, which is Interior’s first of its kind, will allow the agency to obtain fully contractor-operated and maintained small UAS that are ready when needed to support wildland fire operations, search and rescue, emergency management and other resource missions in the Contiguous 48 States, Hawaii and Alaska.
Silent Falcon UAS Technologies is now one of a limited number of fixed wing UAS that has met the requirements
for this operational status. This is an exceptional milestone for Silent FalconTM as it continues to increase the
deployment of its Silent FalconTM UAS in a wide variety of commercial, public safety and military applications.
“As the recognized leader in the application of unmanned aircraft technology in natural resources, wildland fire,
and land management applications, we look forward to supporting our Interior bureaus’ needs and those of our
interagency partners with this first-ever contracted small-unmanned aircraft systems resource,” said Deputy
Assistant Secretary for Public Safety, Resource Protection, and EmergencyServices Harry Humbert.
Bridger’s Founder and President Tim Sheehy stated, “We are humbled and proud to be awarded a spot on DOI’s
pioneering UAS firefighting contract. We continue to focus on innovative and effective methods to improve the
safety of aerial firefighting operations, and we look forward to continuing to serve communities that are
threatened by wildfire danger.”
“We are extremely fortunate to partner with Bridger Aerospace in this first of its kind UAS services contract. This
is an exceptional application for the technology embedded in the Silent FalconTM, the only solar electric, long
range, long endurance UAS”, said John W. Brown, Silent FalconTM UAS Chairman.
For more information, please visit: www.silentfalconuas.com