BAE Systems has received a $3.9 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide engineering, training and other services for the continued use of its Silver Fox unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
Each Silver Fox is a gas/electric-powered unmanned system, weighing about 30 pounds. It can carry electro-optical and infrared sensors, providing full-motion imagery for both day and night operations. The Silver Fox carries small payloads and performs autonomous takeoffs and landings.
The contract was awarded by the Air Force Research Laboratory, based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. BAE Systems employees will provide services that include systems maintenance, engineering, and analysis, as well as logistics support and on-the-job training for Silver Fox operators.