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Forest Service mobilizes Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems


The U.S. Forest Service is mobilizing two Department of Defense C-130s equipped with Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems (MAFFS), to assist with wildfire suppression efforts in Colorado and elsewhere in the West as needed.

The systems are provided by the 302nd Airlift Wing, Air Force Reserve, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. They will be based in Colorado Springs, Colo., and begin flying wildfire suppression missions as soon as safe and effective operations can be established.

“We are experiencing an uptick in wildfire activity and we are mobilizing MAFFS to ensure that we have adequate...

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