Indonesia Eyes Russia's Be-200 Amphibious Aircraft Purchases

22 September 2016 Indonesia is interested in purchasing Russia's Beriev Be-200 amphibious aircraft, the deputy chief of Russia's state arms exporter Rosobonexport said Thursday.
GELENDZHIK (Krasnodar Territory, Russia) (Sputnik) – Rosoboronexport Deputy Director General Sergey Goreslavsky said an Indonesian delegation headed by its air force chief of staff was examining the Be-200's capabilities.
"They are interested in purchasing the aircraft of this class, which is as a matter of fact unique," Goreslavsky said at the Gidroaviasalon 2016 international exhibition in Russia's Black Sea town of Gelendzhik. Goreslavsky said his company was working with the Indonesian delegation to "outline a program of further cooperation in the framework of this project." The Beriev Be-200 is well suited to firefighting missions. It can take in up to 12.5 metric tons of water in the space of a few seconds while traveling over a body of water before dropping the load on the flames.