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Indonesia and Russia about to reach deal for Be-200 amphibious aircraft delivery

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Indonesia and Russia about to reach deal for Be-200 amphibious aircraft delivery
 
Talks between Russia and Indonesia on the delivery of Russian-made Be-200 amphibious aircraft are at the final stage, a source in Russia’s defense and industrial sector said at the Singapore Airshow 2016 on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016.
     
Indonesia and Russia about to reach deal for Be 200 amphibious aircraft delivery 640 001A Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations' Be-200 multipurpose amphibious aircraft
     
"The Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport is playing a key role in promoting Russian-made Be-200 amphibious aircraft in Indonesia," the source said.

"The sides are currently agreeing on all contractual terms," the source added. According to the source, the Be-200 amphibious aircraft developed and manufactured by the Beriyev Design Bureau "is highly assessed by potential customers in Southeast Asia."

"Potential customers are also interested in carrying out patrol and search and rescue operations at sea, in addition to using it [the Be-200 amphibious aircraft] to extinguish fire," the source added.

"We are in talks with a number of potential customers from the Asia-Pacific Region but it is too early to comment on them," the source said.

The Beriev Be-200 "Altair" is a multipurpose amphibious aircraft designed by the Beriev Aircraft Company and manufactured by Irkut. The multirole Be-200 can be configured as an amphibious water drop fire-fighting aircraft, a freighter, or as a passenger aircraft—the pressurised and air conditioned cabin allowing transportation of up to 72 passengers. The Be-200 can also be equipped for special missions. Four retractable water scoops, two forward and two aft of the fuselage step can be used to scoop a total of 12 tonnes of water in 14 seconds. It is powered by two Progress D-436TP turbofans, with 7,500 kgf (16,534 lbf) each.
     
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