Systems

 Fire UAS Typing

Type Configuration Endurance Data Collection Altitude (agl) Max Range (miles) Typical Sensors*
1

Fixed-Wing

6-14 Hours

3,500 - 8,000

50

EO/ Mid or Long Wave IR

2

Fixed-Wing

1-6 Hours

3,500 - 8,000

25

EO/Long Wave IR

3

Rotorcraft

20-60 min.  

2,000 and below

5

EO/IR Video and Stills

4

Rotorcraft

Up to 20 min. 

1,200 and below

< 2 

EO/IR Video and Stills

Sensor payloads are variable but typically involve daylight (electro-optical), infrared (IR), or mapping cameras.  Type 1 and 2 UAS are normally capable of carrying multiple camera types in a gimbaled configuration.  

Note:  Certain aircraft are specialized and will not fit this classification.

Refer to NWCG Standards for Fire Unmanned Aircraft Systems (PMS 515) for more information, or contact the UAS Coordinator at (208) 387-5335    

 

Not all systems are outlined below, more information coming soon.  

Type 1 UAS

 

Type 2 UAS

 

Type 3 UAS 


 

 

 

Type 4 UAS