Colombia Receives New Silver Fox UAVs from BAE Systems
By Dialogo July 08, 2013
Colombian Armed Forces will receive a Silver Fox unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), manufactured by BAE Systems, a British multinational defense, security and aerospace company.
The new UAV (ART in Colombia) will consist of three vehicles, three launching ramps, three earth control stations, three video systems and spare parts, as well as logistical support.
The Silver Fox will be deployed in vast regions of this country, for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations.
According to Marc Collins, director for Latin American of the company, “BAE Systems is pleased to support the efforts made by the Colombian Military Forces through this project.” Likewise, BAE Systems Dr. Llyr Jones, vice president for Latin American of the company, stated that “Colombia is becoming an important market for this branch, and we are looking forward to supporting other future needs of this nation.”
The Silver Fox has a length of 1.47 meters, a tail height of 28 centimeters, a cabin width of 12.7 centimeters, autonomy up to 10 hours and a control range up to 55 kilometers, a service ceiling of 3,700 meters, with top speeds up to 93 kilometers per hour.
This UAV has been widely used in Iraq and Afghanistan, and it was tested by the Colombian Air Force in 2006.