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Bridger receives on-call UAS contract

12th June 2018 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Bridger Aerospace has received a contract from the US Department of Interior (DOI) to supply unmanned service support for wildland fire management on a 'call when needed' basis, the company announced on 6 June.

According to the company, the five-year IDIQ contract will give the DOI access to contractor-operated and maintained small UAS that are ready when needed to support wildfire operations, SAR, emergency management and other resource missions in the continental US and Alaska.

Bridger will partner with Silent Falcon UAS Technologies, a fixed wing UAS provider, to work on this contract.

James McBurney, president at Silent Falcon, said: ‘We are extremely fortunate to partner with Bridger in this first of its kind UAS services contract and we are excited to deploy the technology embedded in the Silent Falcon, the only solar electric, long range, long endurance UAS.’

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