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Tactical Aerial Wildfire Operations

MAG operates, deploys, and maintains manned aircraft that provide aerial fire surveillance (detection and mapping) and airspace management (air attack/birddog) services. We provide our customers the full spectrum of aerial fire services: pilots and mission systems operators; maintenance for the aircraft, sensors and mission equipment; logistics and support; and site and program management. Multi-intelligence data collection and processing/exploitation/ dissemination services include electro-optical infra-red (EO/IR) full motion video (FMV), LIDAR, and multispectral and hyperspectral imagery (MSI/HSI).

 
AERIAL FIRE SERVICES

Why Choose MAG

MAG provides a combination of technical, tactical, and intelligence expertise that is complemented by a customer-focused approach. Our experience and understanding of complex tactical aerial wildfire operations missions maximizes on-task time and minimizes inefficiencies and administrative waste.  MAG focuses on cost efficiency and high effectiveness – the goal is to provide timely information to the fire crews on the ground to enhance their outcomes and safety.

VALUES

MAG is driven and guided by our core values of Serve-Win-Perform

METHODOLOGY

MAG enhances intelligence collection through optimized  TCPED concepts on all our ISR programs

TASKING
The key to successful ISR activities is an ISR plan that is developed based on well reasoned analysis, driven by your requirements, focused on your directed tasks, and tied to your anticipated decisions or intended actions.

OPERATIONS
We are fundamentally about ensuring the right sensors are positioned at the right place at the right time to provide the right feedback about activities within your area of operations.

PROCESSING
We work to shorten the collection cycle on board the aircraft and with mission analysts on the ground. This enables us to improve performance and dictate favorable outcomes for you.

EXPLOITATION
High resolution imagery is only the beginning. Instead of focusing entirely on advanced sensors and integrating new phenomenology, which can actually impede dynamic operations, we look at how we treat information once we have it.

DISSEMINATION
We analyze collected information and present products, conclusions, or projections regarding the operational environment in a format the enables you to achieve situational understanding.

EXPERIENCE

MAG has 200,000+ hours of flight operations, specializing in remote and conflicted airspace under adverse conditions

FIRE EXPERTISE

MAG has responded to 7,000+ fires, performed 6,750+ aerial detection patrols, completed 4,000+ air attack dispatches, and currently protects 250+ million acres.

TECHNOLOGY AGNOSTIC

MAG is platform and sensor agnostic, allowing us to deliver a ground-up turnkey solution tailored to customer needs

TURNKEY

MAG can support all elements of a aerial fire surveillance program to provide a dynamic, end to end solution

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

MAG operators possess technical expertise to maximize sensor capabilities and mission equipment availability

TACTICAL EXPERTISE

MAG operators understand the mission, the target, the terrain, and communicate actionable target information to the customer or end user in their format

INTELLIGENCE EXPERTISE

MAG operators understand the entire TCPED process, the customer’s objectives and timelines.

EFFECTIVE

MAG is expert in the use of a variety of sensors and C2 systems that can increase the effectiveness of aerial platforms

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

MAG executes every ISR program in accordance with our proven tenants for operational excellence

CUSTOMER FOCUSED

MAG learns and understands its customers’ mission first, then develops solutions

DATA DELIVERY

MAG provide cost-efficient, secure, and reliable solutions for mission-critical data delivery of voice, video and data through a variety of means

RAPID STAFFING

MAG can quickly provide a lean team with a tailored mix of personnel that represent program disciplines and functions

STATE OF THE ART

MAG’s research, development, test, and development expertise provides visibility of new surveillance technology

IN FLIGHT DATA

MAG can broadcast live Full Motion Video, transmit written reports, and send freeze frame images in real time from aircraft

AIRCRAFT ACCESS

MAG has rapid access to fixed wing aircraft capable of meeting a wide range of customer needs and missions

CERTIFICATIONS

MAG currently operates aircraft under Canadian Aviation Regulation Part 702/703, DCMA 8210-1C, FAA Part 91, and has received a SFF Certification of Airworthiness

SAFE

MAG’s highest priority is keeping our people and partners safe—a priority enshrined in our systems, procedures, and culture

EXPORTABLE

MAG has lawfully exported defense articles and services in compliance with US export statutes and regulations

FLIGHT OPERATIONS

MAG has global experience working closely with military and civil aviation authorities to ensure the safe, effective operation of aircraft

ADAPTABLE

MAG’s collaborative approach and strong partner relationships allow us to respond quickly to changing environments and needs

INTEROPERABLE

MAG seamlessly integrates into existing customer architecture, analytical processes, and procedures

RELIABLE

MAG does what we say — as evidenced by our 95%+ mission achievement rate

SCALABLE

MAG’s service is responsive and on-demand — performed efficiently with the flexibility to scale up if needed

AGILE

MAG can operate in challenging, remote, and complex locations

READINESS

MAG provides efficient and cost effective maintenance and logistics support that maximizes platform availability

View Use Cases and Success Stories

Aerial Fire Services (Birddog)

USA PROBLEM: In the summer of 2015, wildfires blazed across Western USA and Canada. The situation exceeded the controllability the individual efforts of multiple fire…...

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Aerial Fire Services (Birddog)

Canada PROBLEM: The rapid approach of a wildfire led the town of Geraldton, Ontario to declare a state of emergency. The blaze came within 500…...

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Aerial Fire Services (Detection)

Canada PROBLEM: The Government of Ontario required situational awareness of ten wildfires blazing in remote areas of northern Ontario. The size and behavior of the…...

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News

MAG Releases Annual Report and Annual Video

Woodbridge, Virginia - June 26, 2017 – MAG Aerospace has released its 2016 Annual Report and Annual Video. To view the Annual Report, click here. To…...

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Aerial Fire Detection & Management

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