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Erickson receives order for S-64E Aircranes

11th January 2018 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Erickson has been contracted by the Korea Forest Service (KFS) to supply two new S-64E Aircranes to supplement the service’s firefighting capacity, the company announced on 8 January.

The additional S-64Es will be equipped with firefighting tanks, sea snorkels, foam cannons, glass cockpit, composite main rotor blades and night vision goggle capability.

These aircraft are in addition to a previously ordered S-64E Aircrane currently under construction and due to be delivered in Q3 2018.

The S-64 Helitanker is equipped with a 10,000 litre tank capable of rapid snorkelling either fresh or salt water that helps provide capability for fire authorities in both the initial attack of fast moving fires and advanced structure protection. It has internal foam mixing capabilities and provides water or retardant dispensation at eight coverage levels. The aircraft can also be configured with water cannon for high rise and structure protection.

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