Des C-130 de l’US Coast Guard convertis à la lutte anti-feu

California state officials are preparing for wildfire season by acquiring and retrofitting seven new C-130s. President Joe Biden signed the National Defense Authorization Act that authorized the transfer of the seven Lockheed Martin C-130H Hercules aircraft from the U.S. Coast Guard to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
According to Cal Fire, once the transfer of ownership is completed, 4,000-gallon internal tanks capable of holding fire retardant will be installed on the aircraft. Cal Fire expects to have the aircraft on the line and in use by fall.
The aircraft will be stationed at Cal Fire bases in Chico, Fresno, Paso Robles, Ramona, and Sacramento