Bozeman Daily Chronicles toured the Bridger Aerospace and Ascent Vision Technologies (AVT) facilities in Belgrade on Friday, August 30th.

Bozeman Daily Chronicles reports

“When Tim Sheehy started Bridger Aerospace in 2014, he was just one person with one aircraft helping ranchers keep track of cattle in the Madison and Ruby valleys.”

“Now, Bridger Aerospace and its sister company, Ascent Vision, employ about 120 people and operate 10 manned aircraft and several drones. And the Belgrade-based companies are also adding six scooper planes, used to grab water to dump on wildfires, and expanding its air attack fleet.”

“Bridger Aerospace was formed first as an aerial firefighting company. Among other fire management functions, it has started using drone technology to map out blazes and show how they evolve in real time.”

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