Silver Fox UAV
the original Silver Fox research and development program funded by
Small Business Innovative Research grants and Science Technology
Transfer programs under the Office of Naval Research and by the Naval
Air Systems Command came evaluations of it by units of the Navy, Marine
Corps, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard. Through spiral development
grounded in battle front use and in employment for training and
exercises the Silver Fox UAV has proven to be the unmanned aerial
vehicle of choice by many.
its case to flight in as little as 15 minutes, one or two operators
have coordinated mission operations with two and three Silver Fox UAVs
relaying information to a central control station or transmitting
information via satellite. Made of durable materials and capable of air
speeds of 60 knots it has flown in hot desert, steaming jungle, high
altitude mountainous and maritime environments. Silver Fox UAV has
proven to be a reliable autonomous platform for atmospheric sensing,
radiogradiometer tunnel detection, and hyperspectral, stereoscopic and
thermal imagery collection. It has flown scientific research missions
with a synthetic aperture radar and gaseous analyzers equipped with
electric motors or gasoline engines.
The Silver Fox vehicle?s modular system component design provides easy
interchangeability of wings, motor power modules, control system modules
and mission payload modules.