Department of Interior selects Bridger aerospace team for unmanned air attack service contract

Bridger Aerospace has announced that the Department of Interior (DOI) has awarded a contract to Bridger to supply unmanned service support for wild land fire management on a “call when needed” basis, the company said. 

The five-year IDIQ contract, which is the first of its kind awarded by DOI, will allow DOI to deploy contractor-operated and maintained small unmanned air systems (UAS) that are ready when needed to support wildland fire operations, search and rescue, emergency management and other resource missions in the Continental United States and Alaska.

To satisfy its obligations under the awarded contract, Bridger will be partnering with Silent Falcon UAS Technologies, one of a limited number of fixed wing UAS providers that has been recognized as satisfying DOI operational status requirements.

Headquartered in Bozeman, MT, Bridger Aerospace is a provider of the Air Attack segment of the aerial forest firefighting sector. Bridger operates air attack, aerial imaging and aerial survey aircraft across all 50 states and is an awardee of the first UAV Operations contract for US Wildfire Response. Bridger and its predecessor companies have been flying in support of the US forest fire fighting sector since 2002.