Amphibious aircraft bought by Azerbaijans Ministry of Emergency Situations from Russia reviewed
9 May 2008
published by en.apa.az
Be-200 amphibious aircraft bought by the Ministry of Emergency Situations from Russia has been reviewed today. APA reports that small lifeboats recently bought by the Ministry of Emergency Situations were also demonstrated.
Minister of Emergency Situations Kamaladdin Heydarov, heads of security agencies and government officials attended the review in the Caspian Sea. Following the review, the forces of the Ministry of Emergency Situations held training for extinguishing burning ship and rescue operations in the sea. Contract on buying Be-200 amphibious aircraft produced by Irkutsk Aviation Plant was signed in 2007. Azerbaijan is the first foreign country to buy this facility from Russia. The amphibious aircraft is mainly used in extinguishing forests fires.