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CAL FIRE, the Next Stage

The California firefighting agency has recently been tasked to fight some of the biggest fires in its history, with its ageing aerial S-2T air tanker fleet. Alan Warnes discovers why it may have to alter its future strategy to cope with the additional workload. Last December, the world watched on as another round of wildfires […]

Tangent Link’s EW & Cyber Live Event Illuminates Important Issues

The Electronic Warfare & Military Cyber Live event took place at Tartu Airport, Estonia on 25 – 27 September 2017. Organised by Tangent Link Ltd (UK) in cooperation with the Estonian Ministry of Defence and the Estonian Defence Industry Association, a total of 15 international cyber and EW companies, gave both formal presentations and performed […]

Electronic Warfare Live 2017

Global SuperTanker is Going Truly Global

Global SuperTanker Services operates the biggest aerial firefighting aircraft in the world, a Boeing 747-400, N744ST/’944’. Initially developed by Evergreen International, Global SuperTanker acquired the physical and intellectual property rights related to Evergreen’s original Supertanker. In doing so, it integrated the existing sprayer tank system into ‘944’. At Aerial Firefighting 2017, Jim Wheeler, President and […]

Global SuperTanker

S-64 Skycranes – Jewels in Erickson’s Crown

Erickson Inc. based in Medford, Oregon, has a fleet of 60 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. But the jewels of its crown are the 20 or so S-64 Skycranes it operates. These former US Army workhorses are deployed all over the world in the north and south hemispheres. Chris Schuldt, Director of Defence & Security […]

Erickson Air Crane Helicopter

Vallfirest Launches Leo Bucket System for Aerial Firefighting

Barcelona-based Vallfirest provides tools and machinery for firefighting, but has now developed the Leo bucket system for aerial firefighting. The Leo enhances any fire attack, generating a completely expanded and homogeneous Class A foam. The system is equipped with a smart release system giving the pilot the chance to drop part of the water in […]

Vallfirest at Aerial Firefighting Europe