Coulson Aviation USA awarded Retardant Aerial Delivery System (RADS) contract by the United States Airforce for C-130 Hercules fleet
Coulson Aviation (USA) has been awarded a contract by the United States Air Force to design, manufacture and install up to seven 3500 US Gallon Aerial Retardant Delivery Systems in HC-130 H model aircraft, the company said.
Coulson CEO and president Wayne Coulson said the company first developed and installed the RADS in 2012 to equip their own C-130H/Q for aerial fire suppression. It currently holds a contract with the United States Forest Service.
The system employs technology to aid and reduce the workload of the pilots, produce a drop pattern on the ground. The company has 25 years of experience in aerial fire suppression and operates both type 1 helicopters and large fixed wing air tankers.
Coulson Aviation USA is a subsidiary of the Coulson Group of Companies, which was founded in 1960. The company has expanded into many global markets including aviation, timber harvesting, environmental cleaning technologies and gaming.