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Since 2008 Tangent Link has brought to the world’s attention the extreme challenges faced by aerial firefighting pilots and crews in the fight against wildland fires. These indiscriminate and potentially life changing environmental events are debated to ensure aerial firefighting operators are provided with a truly global platform to ensure best practice is achieved.

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Aerial FireFighting Asia Pacific 2018

29 - 30 August 2018

Wollongong Australia

TOP REASONS TO ATTEND

  • The event that connects the world of aerial firefighters.
  • Help shape the tactics and technologies of the AFF community.
  • Understand the capability gaps and stakeholder priorities.

The Steel Umbrella

Russian air defence is in the spotlight. The deployment of Ground-Based Air Defence (GBAD) assets to support the Russian presence in Ukraine and Syria has been in the headlines since these deployments commenced in 2014 and 2015. Interest in Russia’s GBAD has been punctuated by infamous incidents such as the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight […]

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Enhancing Colorado’s fire-fighting capabilities

David Toelle-Aerial Firefighting Specialist with the Colorado Center of Excellence (COE) for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting, based at Rifle- Garfield County Airport in Colorado, talks to Alan Warnes about the studies his agency is carrying out. The CoE was created in 2014. The CoE is an innovative, science and data-focused entity that researches and evaluates […]

Insitu’s ScanEagle in Paradise Fire ops

Insitu’s ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) has flown more than one million flight hours and more than 120,000 sorties. Unlike the bigger MQ-1 Predator/MQ-9 Reaper it doesn’t get the media exposure because it doesn’t drop bombs and would not be termed as a ‘drone’ by the national media. As Insitu’s Paul Allen told me “We […]

Simplex offers Blackhawk solutions

Simplex Aerospace is the world’s leading developer of rotorcraft aerial firefighting systems with over 30 models operating worldwide today. Mark Zimmerman, President and CEO of Simplex Aerospace told Alan Warnes, “our proven development capability provides battle tested low risk solutions for aerial suppression equipment.” In the last four years alone, Simplex has developed five new […]

FireBoss aim for 100th sale by year end

Over 90 FireBoss aircraft have so far been delivered since the aircraft was certified in 2006. The magical 100th sale is expected in the fourth quarter according to the FireBoss’ Global Sales Director, Steve Johnson. “The aircraft is a basic AT802 airframe fitted with Wipaire floats and when in fire-fighting configuration is comparable in cost […]