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The First Taganrog-built BE-200 Plane to Be Delivered to Algeria in 2022

September 23, 2022: in August 2021 Algeria announced its intension to purchase 4 amphibious aircraft produced by Beriev Aircraft Corp. "The choice fell on a Russian plant with a world reputation. The relevant bodies of the Ministry of Defense have reached an agreement on the acquisition of four Be-200 aircraft as soon as possible...they have proven their effectiveness in fighting forest fires in many countries", announced Algerian ministry of defense.

Be-200_Algeria_June15_2022 In summer 2022 one Be-200ES "water bomber plane" was rented by Algeria for a period of 3 months (June 15-September 15, 2022) to extinguish forrest fires in El Taref Province.

The Be-200 is a large aircraft that has the ability, among others, to take off and land in water, scoop up 12 tons of water and then drop that water on a wildfire in 18 seconds. One fuelling is enough for dropping up to 270 tons of water. Beriev's Be-200 also can drop fire retardant chemicals, and deliver cargo, firefighters and other emergency equipment where they are needed. The airplane has a pressurized cabin and can be fitted with seats to carry passengers.

be-200_in_algeria Earlier in 2019, in 2020 and in 2021 BE-200ES planes participated in the first fire-fighting mission in Turkey. In 2005 a BE-200ES participated in extinguishing two fires in the Southern part of Sardinia Island, Italy.