State’s new fire detection aircraft to speed response to wildfires
Monday, 06 October 2014 17:31
The state of Colorado becomes the first in the nation to unveil its new, state-of-the-art fire detection aircraft.
The two planes use infrared cameras and on-board computer systems. They're based at Centennial Airport and can be anywhere in the state in an hour to provide critical real-time data about wildfire behavior, size and spread to crews on the ground.
The sophisticated software system allows...