Does anyone happen to know if the King Air that has been at Ramona this past week is related to this base receiving one of the new Cal Fire C130’s later this year ?
I believe it is a training Air Attack platform.
A504 is a training platform for new ATGS students which rotates bases throughout the state during the “fire season.”
It moves around frequently as ATGS training is needed. It’s tentatively headed to Fresno tomorrow. AA503 is the other training platform ship floating around the state as well.
A503 is no longer a training platform as it’s been converted to Intel.
Intel like the OES intel ships?
Correct, Intel 503 has similar technological capabilities.
By 2024 hoping CAL-FIRE intel will have parity with the Aevex/OES Intel platforms (its close now). Its a new program so its going to take some time. Very happy to see this happening within cal-fire. I hope they share the same philosophy with sharing perimeter data through an open feed.