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 […]

Coulson Aviation Leading the Way

Wayne Coulson, Chief Executive Officer of Coulson Aviation attended Aerial Firefighting Europe 2017 to deliver a presentation on his latest aircraft – the Boeing 737-300 Fireliner and to attend the exhibition. Coulson Aviation based in Vancouver, has acquired six of these airliners which it will convert into water-bombers. The conversion is being carried out at […]

Drone Hopper is Looking for Investment

Drone Hopper started up about two years ago. It is currently developing a family of unique UAVs. Two are being developed for firefighting, 300 litre Wildhopper and 150 litre Urban Hopper. What marks UAVs different from aircraft is that they can operate at night as well as the day. A spokesman from the company told […]

Sentient Presents it Revolutionary ViDAR System at SAR International 2017

Sentient Vision, based in Port Melbourne, Australia is here at SAR International 2017, presenting its Visual Detection and Ranging (ViDAR) capability. Simon Olsen, the company’s Director of Business Development told the author, “It is an optical system that can find very small targets on the ocean in a range of sea states in a range […]

Tangent Link’s Aerial Firefighting Europe brought together over 500 aerial firefighting specialists from all around the globe

The Tangent Link Aerial Firefighting Europe conference and exhibition, took place at Nîmes–Alès–Camargue–Cévennes Airport, to an impressive backdrop of around 30 aircraft. The event attracted 500 attendees from 34 countries, which helped to make the Aerial Firefighting Europe 2017 one of Tangent Link’s most successful events to date. This year’s venue was the brand new […]