China acquires two Be-200 amphibious aircraft from Russia
At the Zhuhai China Air Show, United Aircraft Corporation entered into a contract with Leader Energy Aircraft Manufacturing Co Ltd (PRC) for the supply of X-NUMX's Be-2 seaplanes, reports bmpd with reference to the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov.
“An agreement was signed on the supply of two plus two Be-200, the first delivery in 2018,” said Manturov.
The representative of the KLA clarified that "the agreement was concluded on the supply of two Be-200 and two more in the option."
“We hope that the first swallow will give impetus to further purchases. We hope to load capacity and get a total portfolio of orders somewhere 20-25 aircraft ", - said the Russian minister.
According to Vasily Kashin, an employee of the Institute of the Far East of the Russian Academy of Sciences, “apparently, Leader Energy Aircraft Manufacturing Co Ltd. It is associated with state-owned Chinese companies - aircraft manufacturing AVIC and the corporation of electronic technology enterprises CETC, while it has its own business in the provision of services aviation general purpose. "
Help bmpd: “The Be-200 seaplane was developed in the 90. and to date, purchased by the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia (6 units) and Azerbaijan (one unit). Now there is another EMERCOM order for eight cars and the Russian Ministry of Defense - for six units. Its production was initially deployed at the Irkutsk Aircraft Corporation "Irkut", then transferred to the Taganrog aircraft plant TANTK them. Beriev, the first machine of Taganrog production took off this year. ”
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