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PCADS™ - Aerial Wildfire Suppression Technology


PCADS™ - Precision Container Aerial Delivery System


Our featured product, PCADS™ has the capability to fight wildfires 24/7.  Saving lives, properties & our natural resources has become the crucial mission for PCADS™.  

Our goal is to provide every government around the world with the SAFEST and most economical aerial firefighting technology.

We offer a variety of suppression chemicals, gels and water enhancers as part of our complete PCADS™ delivery system.


PCADS™ are Simple, Cost Effective and Safe!

HDU™ - Home Defense Units


SII custom fabricates solutions to help fight fires when you are the last line of defense between your property, loved ones & the encroaching fires.

Whether you need a firefighting pump & hose, extra water storage, or environmentally friendly and lawn safe non hazardous fire gel/retardant we have a HDU™ solution that can fit your needs.

HDU™ is easy to operate, affordable & training is included with each purchase.

HDU™ your last line of defense.

Aerial Firefighting, PCADS, CAFFS, USFS Approved CDS Firefighting system


  • Standard Air Drop (AD) Cut Knives - Metallic & Non-Metallic

  • Time Delay Cutters - Mechanical & Standard

  • Wireless Gates Systems & Container Delivery System (CDS) Rigging Materials

  • 25,000 K-Loaders - USAF Spec & US Made

  • Buffer Stop Assemblies (BSA)

  • Center Vertical Restraint (CVR)


  • PCADS™ Training & Certification

  • Tactical: State, Federal & Military CDS/ADS Air Drop Training

  • Air Drop Ground Crew: K-Loader Operational Training

  • Load Master: Wireless Gate Operations

  • Wildfire Rapid Response Management Team Training





Do you have a special need that's not currently being fulfilled?  We can turn your idea into reality with our in-house design team for any prototyping, injection molding, CNC, custom corrugated products and other needs.  Let our experienced fabrication team go to task for you and build you a custom solution!  


We provide turn-key Aerial Delivery Services capable of operating multiple C-130 type aircraft with aircrews, ground crews and support staff anytime, CONUS/OCONUS, for short or long term contracts. 

Please contact us at:    BringTheRain@SaintIndustries.com


Humanitarian Aid & Disaster Relief (HADR)


PCADS™ High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) capability is the ONLY CAFFS system that can deliver impressive coverage levels, on target every time, at altitudes from 350-5000 Above Ground Level (AGL).

The PCADS™ concept started with a partnership between Saint Industries, C-17 Phantom Works and the USAF to solve the void in aerial tanker capacity during multiple outbreak situations around the world.  PCADS™ is the only source for HALO firefighting to safely deliver liquid media directly into live fires or for indirect suppression strategies using all available cargo planes, SAFELY at any altitude.

Saint Industries Inc (SII) is based in the heart of wildfire country, Simi Valley, California.  SII was established to fulfill current operational voids in aerial delivery solutions for both governments and private sectors. PCADS™ primary application is for direct and indirect attack aerial firefighting strategies, with a secondary focus on Humanitarian Aid and other Air Drop applications.

The SII staff is a global team of wildland firefighting professionals including former US Air Force (USAF) and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-130 experts, as well as, career California Fire Chiefs who are Subject Matter Expert’s (SME’s) in their respective fields. The SII staff is the most experienced Aerial Firefighting & Air Drop Team in the world providing the highest level of wildfire and Air Drop education possible.  

SII is proud to announce that PCADS™ is the only CDS system that won the US Government bid and Congressional Funding for design and implementation of this technology due to our focus on SAFETY and AFFORDABILITY.

In 2008, $2.32M in Congressional Funding was secured to develop a CDS Firefighting Program at the request of USAF.  PCADS™ was the system of choice for the US Government and the R&D contract, after working in conjunction with U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC), USAF, ANG, US Forest Service (USFS), Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) & Air Mobility Command (AMC) to develop what is now known as Containerized Aerial FireFighting System (CAFFS) Program, or simply referred to as PCADS™.  We collaborated with Government & Industry experts to create the SAFEST & most economical aerial delivery system in the world.

During the R&D and testing phase, over 1500 PCADS™ were airdropped and the system evolved into a high performance, engineered airdrop system; not just a simple box.  Several industry firsts were achieved including our patented HALO technology which provides the user community with the SAFEST & ONLY aerial firefighting system that can be deployed from a level flight profile, at night, during high wind events, over multi-level terrain and at various altitudes SAFELY above smokey skies and unstable air.  


  • PCADS™ are roll on/roll off bundles that were built following the CDS standard for all Air Force airdrops internationally.  The CDS enables day or night wildfire attack operations with PCADS™ when traditional air tankers are unable to fly during high wind events, low visibility & at night allowing the fires to grow.  

  • PCADS™ can precision drop 1650-11,000 gallons of fire gel,retardant or other chemicals.

  • PCADS™ is the SAFEST & most cost effective aerial solution to deliver liquids when compared against fixed wing and rotor delivery methods.

  • PCADS™ convert all air drop capable aircraft to join the fight against Wildfires, Locusts or other applications.

  • PCADS™ have been tested and certified by USRDEC, USAF, AMC & ATTLA.

  • The PCADS™ team can setup Forward Operating Bases (FOB) at any airfield to minimize distance to drop zones to increase operational efficiency and maximize coverage areas.  


PCADS™ Advantages over all other Aerial Firefighting Systems

  • MAFFS/RADS cost $5.3M to $9M per system, require expensive retainer contracts, lead planes, timely and expensive permanent aircraft modifications, high overall costs, and a total lifetime of approximately only 2 years. 

  • MAFFS/RADS operations provide fire suppression only and NOT direct attack like PCADS™.

  • PCADS™ can fly 24/7, deploy safely at high or low altitudes & during high wind & high heat events, MAFFS/RADS cannot due to wind restrictions related to their low altitude deployment requirement.

  • PCADS™ can deploy the "RAIN" at 150-250 AGL, regardless of drop altitude, using our patented HALO and intrinsic vertical restraint systems.

  • PCADS™ do not require unsafe dive bombing into drop zones.

  • PCADS™ are rapidly deployable & fully operational within a short time frame.

  • PCADS™ increase the firefighting capacity over any comparable method in the same aircraft.

  • PCADS™ require minimal ground crew versus MAFFS/RADS operations of 80+ ground personnel.



Volume Per Drop

PCADS™ - 4,400 USG

MAFFS - 2,500 USG to 3,000 USG

PCADS™ Advantage vs MAFFS

PCADS™  +  1,400-1,900 USG

PCADS™  =  1.5 to 1.8 x VPD*


Volume Per Drop

PCADS™ - 5,500 USG

MAFFS - 2,500 USG to 3,000 USG

PCADS™ Advantage vs MAFFS

PCADS™  +  2,500-3,000 USG

PCADS™  =  1.8 to 2.2 x VPD

Volume Per Drop

PCADS™ - 11,000 USG

MAFFS - No Comparable System

C-17 PCADS™ vs PCADS™ w/C-130

C-17 PCADS™ + 5,500-6,600 USG

C-17 PCADS™  =  2 to 2.5 x VPD


Air frame Comparisons - PCADS™ vs MAFFS (I/II) 




PCADS™ Capacity & Volumes Delivered Per Drop




Ty Bonnar - CEO & Inventor of PCADS™

Originally hailing from Adelaide in South Australia,  Ty has spent a lifetime custom fabricating a wide range of solutions for military and commercial applications including firefighting equipment, liquid bulk storage & transportation, disaster relief, air drop technology & humanitarian aide.

Since 2002 Ty has worked with the Boeing Phantom Works division, USAF, US Army, ANG and Congress to create PCADS™ into what it is today as the most scalable, safe & economical method to fight wildfires during the harshest weather events.

Taking his lifetime of knowledge providing solutions to any problems and tackling any challenge that comes his way, Ty has built the most knowledgeable and professional team available to train, educate & coordinate for any of your firefighting needs. 

Harold “Cec” Reed - Governmental Affairs, USAF Brigadier Gen. (ret.)

General Reed served the Air Force with distinction for 40 years, earning 27 awards and decorations during his outstanding career. He served as Chief of Staff for the Wyoming Air National Guard and he was dual hatted as Assistant to the Commander,18th Air Force Scott AFB.


General Reed is a C-130 Subject Matter Expert; commanded the Air Expeditionary Group during the 2005 MAFFS season and Hurricane Katrina support efforts, working through 1st Air Force. General Reed served as chairman of the Air Directorate Field Advisory Council from 2007-2009, and he has championed PCADS™ capabilities for years and understands the needs for militaries to have a CDS firefighting system. 

Troy Firzlaff - Director of Operations, SMSgt (ret.)

Troy brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team. Troy is a retired USAF Evaluator/Instructor & C-17 Loadmaster with over 21 years of experience consisting of Combat Airdrop, Test and Evaluation, Project Development, Program Management and Airdrop Malfunction Review Officer.


Troy led the Joint Base Self-Inspection Program, oversaw numerous Emergency Management Exercises, and was the Test Manager for multiple large MAJCOM-level program acquisitions; including High-Speed/Extracted CDS, US Army’s T-11 Paratrooper Chute Transition, Improved Container Delivery System (ICDS) Dropsonde 3.0, JPADS (Joint Precision Aerial Delivery System) 2K/4K/10K, and WGRS (Wireless Gate Release System).

Rich Sauer - Wildland FireFighting SME

Rich is a 30 year Firefighter, with a wealth of experience directly from the front lines of California's firestorms. Rich reached rank of Fire Captain for a large Southern California County Fire Department and is a wildland fire expert.  Working wildland fires for years training and being a Division Chief on numerous massive fire conflagrations during his career.

He is an advocate for firefighters on and off the job and promotes health on the job, from diet to lifestyle.  Rich is always promoting smart choices on job and tactics, with SAFETY being the most important. 

Rich also believes in innovation in the fire service. Change is a good thing and promotes best and practical practices for all involved in firefighting.  He believes that Air Attack must evolve!   

Marc Martindale - Special Projects & Training MSgt USAF (ret.)

Marc brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Saint Industries Team.  He is a retired USAF C-130 Loadmaster with over 22 years of experience consisting of Combat Airdrop, Test and Evaluation, Joint Airdrop Inspector, Program Management and Air Force Liaison Officer at the US Army Natick Solider Research and Engineering Center.   


Marc chaired numerous DoD level programs and interfaced with multiple military departments, civilian entities, and government agencies.  The programs included High-Speed/Extracted CDS, JPADS and Humanitarian aide.  He authored multiple Army Developmental Proposed Test Plans and the C-130J Extraction Package procedures.  He also oversaw multiple Rail-car impact tests and certified ammo rigging designs.

Matt Schuler - Chief Strategy Officer

Matt is a consultant that specializes in the manufacturing & chemical logistics industries. Whether they are in startup phase or need growth and expansion with new strategies or innovative ideas, Matt can handle any corporate challenge.  He brings a lifetime of manufacturing experience including marketing, R & D, machine shop operations, coordinating business development programs, as well as, liaison between clients and state/local governments to leverage grant based programs and other financial or tax incentive programs.

Catch him if you can, Matt is constantly traveling internationally meeting our clients & partners.

Global Distribution Partners


Aero Precision/Kellstrom Defense is a leader in aviation aftermarket sustainment solutions with over 25 years of  proven performance. Providing the global market with reliable, high quality products and premier service.  Aero Precision/Kellstrom Defense is a proud exclusive partner of Saint Industries, supplying value added  aerial firefighting, humanitarian aid and disaster relief (HADR) solutions to the world. 


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RV CONNEX CO., LTD. Is a local Thai corporation in the field of Defence and Security and employs over 300 individuals, over 200 of which are highly skilled engineers and technical specialists. We place great importance and emphasis on research and development, so as to promote home-grown capabilities and innovations that are able to respond to the most pressing challenges and threats, whether it be on the regional, national or private sector level.



Australian Air Response is a new and unique business to the Australian Aviation Industry.  Their capabilities as C-130 specialists are many and varied, ranging from aerial firefighting to Aerospace research and development, Parachute Training and Television and Movie production.

Their mission is to create a unique air service that will assist State Emergency Services in their efforts to prevent loss of environment, property and life during large bush fire events, providing round the clock firefighting and airlift capabilities.  


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