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Two National Guard UH-60 assisted during wildfires in Hardy County

Story by Edwin Wriston, West Virginia National Guard CHARLESTON, West Virginia — The past March 22, 2024, two West Virginia National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters (specifically UH-60M and HH-60M) and personnel assisted in combat wildfires in Hardy County with West Virginia Division of Forestry and local government and emergency management officials. The deployment of Leer másTwo National Guard UH-60 assisted during wildfires in Hardy County[…]

Airbus upgrades A400M Firefighter prototype kit

Getafe, Spain, 5 December 2023 – Airbus Defence and Space has conducted a new flight-test campaign with the Airbus A400M Firefighter (Roll-on/Roll-off firefighting prototype kit), dropping 20,000 litres of retardant and creating high concentration lines over 400 metres long. Over a period of two weeks, the A400M carried out a ground and flight-test campaign in south-western and Leer másAirbus upgrades A400M Firefighter prototype kit[…]

Airbus successfully tests firefighting kit on A400M

Getafe, 26 July 2022 –Airbus has successfully tested a removable firefighting demonstrator kit on the A400M new generation airlifter during a flight test campaign in Spain. The test campaign took place in daylight conditions with a minimum operating height of 150ft, flight speeds as low as 125 knots and drops involving up to 20 tonnes of water from Leer másAirbus successfully tests firefighting kit on A400M[…]

Some helicopters and airplanes from aerial firefighters

In this article we will talk about some of the helicopters and planes currently used by aerial firefighters around the world. Aerial Firefighters Helicopters During wildfires the helicopters are used for firefighter and cargo transport to fighter the fires, water or retardant application, fire reconnaissance, aerial ignition operations, search and rescue (SAR), law enforcement missions, Leer másSome helicopters and airplanes from aerial firefighters[…]

China orders 6 Leonardo Helicopters AW189 for SAR offshore

Rome, 17/03/2022 – Rescue and Salvage Bureau of Ministry of Transport of China (MOT CRS) has signed a contract for six Leonardo AW189 super-medium twin-engine helicopters, which will be utilised across the coastlines of China for maritime SAR operations. The fleet deliveries will be completed by 2023. The PRC (MOT CRS) is China’s only national Leer másChina orders 6 Leonardo Helicopters AW189 for SAR offshore[…]

Bell Helicopter in firefighting efforts around Europe

Bell Helicopter play a critical role in aerial firefighting around the world and Europe increased this missions in summer due extreme temperatures. With the frequency of wildfires rising every year, and outbreaks becoming more unpredictable, securing a fleet of helicopters that deliver the best possible capabilities to control this life-threatening situation is critical. Agrarflug Helilift Leer másBell Helicopter in firefighting efforts around Europe[…]

Firefly y FireGuard prolongados para extinguir Incendios forestales

Desde el lanzamiento del programa piloto en 2019, FireGuard (National Guard) y Firefly (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency) han proporcionado importante información para combatir los incendios forestales en la costa oeste de Estados Unidos. Los resultados son muy positivos, por ello el Departamento de Defensa (DoD) ha prolongado el uso del programa Firefly hasta septiembre de 2022, Leer másFirefly y FireGuard prolongados para extinguir Incendios forestales[…]

Information from fused remote sensing data to help crews rapidly pinpoint and combat wildfires statewide: FireWatch

MCLEAN, Va. – Sept. 23, 2019 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has received a contract award from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) for a proof of concept demonstration referred to as FireWatch. This contract will allow Northrop Grumman’s Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) system, installed at CAL FIRE, to receive fire Leer másInformation from fused remote sensing data to help crews rapidly pinpoint and combat wildfires statewide: FireWatch[…]

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