State’s new fire detection aircraft to speed response to wildfires

Fox31 Denver

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...