MAFFS II

The Modular Airborne FireFighting System or MAFFS is a self-contained unit used for aerial firefighting that can be loaded onto a C-130 Hercules, a military cargo transport, which then allows the aircraft to be used as an air tanker against wildfires.

It's now easier to send MAFFS II a message. 29/10/2021

It's now easier to send MAFFS II a message.

It's now easier to send MAFFS II a message.

It's now easier to send MAFFS II a message. 29/10/2021

It's now easier to send MAFFS II a message.

It's now easier to send MAFFS II a message.

Timeline photos 24/08/2019

Colombia graciously offered its system to help combat the fires in the Amazon. Brazil, Colombia, Chile, and Argentina all have MAFFS ready KC-390's on order. Could share costs on a pool of to to protect the continent

PHOTOS: The Amazon Rainforest, Ablaze In Brazil 24/08/2019

PHOTOS: The Amazon Rainforest, Ablaze In Brazil

Emergencies like this remind us of why we created . It gives militaries the flexibility to reinforce their firefighting fleet and maintain the full utility of the aircraft when not fighting fire.
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PHOTOS: The Amazon Rainforest, Ablaze In Brazil There have been 74,155 fires in Brazil so far this year, mostly in the Amazon, and about half of which have ignited in just the past month. Some world leaders are raising the alarm.

Congressional staffers visit Reserve wing 16/08/2019

Congressional staffers visit Reserve wing

Terrific to see the legislative branch getting a first hand view of the program. is vital to our management of wildfire threats and remains a viable solution for increasing our capabilities. https://www.dvidshub.net/image/5661588/congressional-staffers-visit-reserve-wing?sub_id=198419&utm_campaign=subscriptions&utm_medium=email&utm_source=198419&utm_content=asset_link

Congressional staffers visit Reserve wing Master Sgt. Thomas Freeman, a 731st Airlift Squadron loadmaster, explains how the 302nd Airlift Wing partners with the U.S. Forest Service using the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System to congressional staffers during their visit at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 7, 2019. The Air Force Re...

Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 MAFFS Demonstration 10/08/2019

Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 MAFFS Demonstration

Beautiful shot of a Wyoming -130 with system showing off at the . http://ow.ly/GNDH50vufJ6

Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 MAFFS Demonstration A Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 demonstrates it's fire fighting capability at the Wild West Air Show in Cheyenne, Wyo.

Firebombers! 10/08/2019

Firebombers!

From the Willows Stearman to -130's with , this article is a great overview of the history of . https://www.historynet.com/firebombers.htm

Firebombers! As last fall’s California wildfires demonstrated, the demand for aerial firefighters and the dangers they face have never been greater  The

Aerial Firefighting Demo Impresses Crowds During EAA AirVenture. – AerialFire 07/08/2019

Aerial Firefighting Demo Impresses Crowds During EAA AirVenture. – AerialFire

Great to see Air National Guard representing at EAA - The Spirit of Aviation alongside various other solutions. https://www.aerialfiremag.com/aerial-firefighting-demo-impresses-crowds-during-eaa-airventure/

Aerial Firefighting Demo Impresses Crowds During EAA AirVenture. – AerialFire Aerial Firefighting Demo Impresses Crowds During EAA AirVenture.The annual AirVenture show rolled into Oshkosh, Wisconsin again in 2019, celebrating its 50th year in the Midwest. This year bringing with it record crowds and a yearly pilgrimage of thousands of pilots ready to soak in everything that....

Timeline photos 02/08/2019

MAFFS II System

-Only C-130 RO / RO retardant delivery system

-Designed in close coordination with U.S. Forest Service , United States Air Force , and Lockheed Martin

-OEM Service Bulletins and USAF TCTOs apply

-Applicable to C-130H and C-130J aircraft

-3,000 US gallon capacity

-Pressurized tank allows untethered operations

-Installs / uninstalls in less than an hour

-Enables aircraft flexibility and multi-mission capability

-Trailer and necessary ground support equipment included for storage and installation.

Why is Portugal so prone to wildfires? 30/07/2019

Why is Portugal so prone to wildfires?

has always been very proactive in their management of resources, but when their -390 program comes online, their ability to deal with wildfire will be vastly improved.
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Why is Portugal so prone to wildfires? Poor forest management and firefighting techniques make Portugal especially vulnerable to wildfires as climate change makes hotter, longer summers more likely, experts warned as the latest blazes struck this week.

New commander of 22nd Air Force commends Cobb, predecessor’s efforts 29/07/2019

New commander of 22nd Air Force commends Cobb, predecessor’s efforts

to Maj. Gen. John P. Healy who has taken command of the 22nd Airforce and now oversees the and their mission. https://www.mdjonline.com/news/new-commander-of-nd-air-force-commends-cobb-predecessor-s/article_0d831e26-aff4-11e9-908e-6303a5a07346.html

New commander of 22nd Air Force commends Cobb, predecessor’s efforts MARIETTA — After assuming command of the 22nd Air Force during a ceremony at Dobbins Air Reserve Base Friday morning, Maj. Gen. John P. Healy said word of the reputation

Federal agency uses air support as back-up during wildfires 27/07/2019

Federal agency uses air support as back-up during wildfires

Inter-agency cooperation is key during fire season and it is good to know that if their resources are not sufficient, can lean on who can assist with loaded -130's. https://mynews4.com/news/local/federal-agency-uses-air-support-as-back-up-during-wildfires

Federal agency uses air support as back-up during wildfires More than a few fires have burned across Northern Nevada these past few weeks. With high winds and heat, those can fuel fires on desolate areas of land which is occupied by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). With a majority of the fires happening in Washoe County, local agencies have cooperated wi...

Why Is the U.S. Facing a Federal Firefighter Shortage? 26/07/2019

Why Is the U.S. Facing a Federal Firefighter Shortage?

It is maybe the hardest job, but somebody has got to do it. Nothing can replace the firefighting on the ground, but good to know that can activate if needed to help pick up some of the slack. http://ow.ly/ewGS50vdbQ3

Why Is the U.S. Facing a Federal Firefighter Shortage? The shortage is part of an ongoing dilemma as the government struggles to budget and plan for longer, more severe fire seasons.

26/07/2019

Taking you waaaaaay back to the Aero Union Corporation days and the start of for this edition of .

Reserve Citizen Airmen showcase at one of the nation’s biggest air sho 25/07/2019

Reserve Citizen Airmen showcase at one of the nation’s biggest air sho

The 302nd Airlift Wing will perform daily demonstrations of MAFFS at the Oshkosh air show in WI, July 23-28.
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Reserve Citizen Airmen showcase at one of the nation’s biggest air sho Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 302nd Airlift Wing arrived at one of the nation’s biggest air shows today to showcase the wing’s special aerial firefighting mission.

The Pilots Who Fight California’s Wildfires 23/07/2019

The Pilots Who Fight California’s Wildfires

Terrific article about the heroes from that keep Californians safe from wildfire. is proud to be an important tool in their strategic arsenal.
https://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/wildfire-wars-180972602/

The Pilots Who Fight California’s Wildfires With a squadron of ancient airplanes, these firefighters are usually the first on the scene.

19/07/2019

MAFFS Protection From Above

A view from the sky of MAFFS2 in action.

Timeline photos 19/07/2019

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Timeline photos 16/07/2019

10/07/2019

MAFFS to aid CalFire at Carr Fire and Mendocino Fire

Ride along with the Airmen from the 146th Airlift Wing in this video of MAFFS in action last year in California.

Photos from MAFFS II's post 09/07/2019

MAFFS systems are used by governments around the world as part of a comprehensive firefighting strategy. There are currently systems on 5 of the 7 continents and more partners continue to adopt the technology. -Jawiyaet'Tunsia

MAFFS System Loading on C-130 Hercules (Time-Lapse) 03/07/2019

MAFFS System Loading on C-130 Hercules (Time-Lapse)

When called upon, the highly skilled Air Force Reserve crew members can take a cargo plane and turn it into an advanced air tanker in less than an hour. 2

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MAFFS System Loading on C-130 Hercules (Time-Lapse) TIME LAPSE: MAFFS system loading. HD Video by Staff Sgt. Frank J Casciotta | 302nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs | 04.19.2018 -- Air Force reservists with the ...

02/07/2019

When the largest fire in California's history broke out, the 146th Airlift Wing was there to support CAL FIRE crews in the air and on the ground with their MAFFS II system.

MAFFS II updated their business hours. 29/06/2019

MAFFS II updated their business hours.

MAFFS II updated their business hours.

Photos from MAFFS II's post 28/06/2019

The distinct SDuct protruding out the out the starboard paratroop door, is one of the most amazing feats of energy. It handles an unbelievable amount of pressure, and can modulate huge flows of liquid in seconds. Imagine the power of 3,000 gallons in 2 seconds. Unreal!!!

Timeline photos 27/06/2019

When fires are raging and every second counts, MAFFS systems can be loaded on their C-130 in less hour and their 3,000 gallon retardant tanks can be refilled in under 12 minutes

Mission video: 39th Aerial Port Squadron 19/06/2019

Mission video: 39th Aerial Port Squadron

Check out the ’s 39th Aerial Port Squadron talking about the diversity of their mission which highlights the versatility of the and the flexibility of systems. http://ow.ly/vnlZ50uHIJw

Mission video: 39th Aerial Port Squadron The 36th Aerial Port Squadron is part of the Air Force Reserve Command's 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. (U.S. Air Force video by Staff Sgt. Tiffany Lundberg)

Mission video: 39th Aerial Port Squadron 14/06/2019

Mission video: 39th Aerial Port Squadron

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Mission video: 39th Aerial Port Squadron The 36th Aerial Port Squadron is part of the Air Force Reserve Command's 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. (U.S. Air Force video by Staff Sgt. Tiffany Lundberg)

Forecasters predict the potential for large wildfires will be higher than average on the west coast this summer - Wildfire Today 03/06/2019

Forecasters predict the potential for large wildfires will be higher than average on the west coast this summer - Wildfire Today

We always hope we dont need them, but when demand exceeds the capacity of commercially contracted airtankers, it is good to know that MAFFS systems are here to be loaded onto C-130's on loan from the military. It is a great example of government agencies working together, and a testament to the flexibility of the MAFFS system.

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Forecasters predict the potential for large wildfires will be higher than average on the west coast this summer - Wildfire Today Areas to watch will be Northern California and the west sides of Oregon and Washington

How Do You Convert a C-130 Into a Firefighting Aircraft? 30/05/2019

How Do You Convert a C-130 Into a Firefighting Aircraft?

Terrific article about MAFFS II products and their use, from the folks at AV Geekery!

https://www.avgeekery.com/convert-c-130-firefighting-aircraft/

How Do You Convert a C-130 Into a Firefighting Aircraft? It's a well known fact that C-130s are one of the tools that firefighters use in their arsenal to fight wildfires. But how do they convert a standard Hercules aircraft into a MAFFS airplane? This footage,

Video featuring annual training for MAFFS personnel - Fire Aviation 23/05/2019

Video featuring annual training for MAFFS personnel - Fire Aviation

https://fireaviation.com/2019/05/10/video-featuring-annual-training-for-maffs-personnel/

Video featuring annual training for MAFFS personnel - Fire Aviation About 300 aviation personnel from the Air National Guard, U.S. Forest Service, and other firefighting agencies are participating this week in aerial wildland firefighting training and certification for Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) personnel at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Spr...

Interviews with participants at the 2019 Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) training in Colorado Springs, Colorado 10/05/2019

Interviews with participants at the 2019 Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) training in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Interviews with participants at the 2019 Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) training in Colorado Springs, Colorado -A1C Nathan Narra, Aviation Resource Management, 152nd Airlift Wing, Nevada Air National Guard -Tech. Sgt. Billy Johnson, Loadmaster, 152nd Airlift Wing, Nevada Air National Guard -Capt. Eric Sperry, C-130 Pilot, 152nd Airlift Wing, Nevada Air National Guard -Lt. Col. Alan Brown, C-130 Pilot, 153rd....

The current snowpack means a wildfire season as bad as 2018 is unlikely 21/03/2019

The current snowpack means a wildfire season as bad as 2018 is unlikely

https://www.9news.com/article/weather/weather-colorado/the-current-snowpack-means-a-wildfire-season-as-bad-as-2018-is-unlikely/73-9be344db-0aba-4059-80f1-6d1c8c7bf402

The current snowpack means a wildfire season as bad as 2018 is unlikely The Colorado Climate Center said it’s doubtful we will have the kind of wildfire season we did in 2018.

Aerial Firefighting Market Upcoming Challenges, Opportunities and Forecast to 2024 - Honest Version 04/03/2019

Aerial Firefighting Market Upcoming Challenges, Opportunities and Forecast to 2024 - Honest Version

https://honestversion.com/aerial-firefighting-market-upcoming-challenges-opportunities-and-forecast-to-2024/

Aerial Firefighting Market Upcoming Challenges, Opportunities and Forecast to 2024 - Honest Version Market Scenario Of The Report: Worldwide Aerial Firefighting Market has supported the worldwide econ

California's wildfire victims could be like most homeowners: underinsured 18/12/2018

California's wildfire victims could be like most homeowners: underinsured

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/economy/making-sense/californias-wildfire-victims-could-be-like-most-homeowners-underinsured

California's wildfire victims could be like most homeowners: underinsured Many of them will likely find they do not have enough insurance to cover the cost of rebuilding.

MAFFS II System


  • Only C-130 RO / RO retardant delivery system

  • Designed in close coordination with US Forest Service, US Air Force, and Lockheed Martin

  • OEM Service Bulletins and USAF TCTOs apply

  • Applicable to C-130H and C-130J aircraft
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