Russia Develops New ‘Sub-Killer’ Version of Be-200 Amphibious Aircraft

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An anti-submarine version of the Beriev Be-200 multipurpose amphibious aircraft has reportedly been ordered by the Russian Navy.

The Russian Navy has announced plans to order the purchase of an anti-submarine version of the Be-200 amphibious aircraft by 2020, a high-ranking Navy official told the Russian news agency RIA Novosti.”The Navy’s command has decided that it’s necessary to purchase an anti-submarine configuration of the Be-200 amphibious aircraft by 2020 to search for, detect and destroy [enemy] submarines,” the official said.

He recalled that Russia’s naval aviation fleet currently includes  obsolete 1960’s-era Beriev Be-12 turboprop-powered amphibious aircraft, the service life of which is already expiring. The plane was taken out of production a long time ago.

Russia’s naval aviation fleet comprises carrier-based, anti-submarine, military-transport and assault aircraft.

Designed for firefighting, search and rescue, maritime patrol, and cargo as well as passenger transportation, the Be-200 can carry 12 metric tons of water, or up to 72 passengers.

The plane, which made its maiden flight in September 1998, is manufactured by the Beriev Aviation Scientific-Technical Complex in Taganrog and is capable of landing both on water and on regular airfield runways. In May 2013, it was reported that the Russian Defense Ministry plans to buy six such amphibians.

There were reports on the possibility of constructing an anti-submarine version of the Be-200, but no concrete steps have been made yet.As for the Be-12, the Soviet Navy originally had plans to replace its fleet of these planes with the Beriev A-40 Albatros, designed by the Beriev Aircraft Company for anti-submarine warfare. However, the project was suspended after the collapse of the Soviet Union. It was later revived and an order has been placed by the Russian Navy.

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Indonesia is considering the possibility of purchasing Be-200 amphibious aircraft

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Indonesian officials are considering the possibility of purchasing up to three Be-200 amphibian aircraft, Rosoboronexport Deputy CEO Sergey Goreslavski said after LIMA-2015 show, Vzglyad reports.

The show closed on March 21st 2015; it was held at Langkawi Island, Malaysia. Over 30 delegations from 20 countries visited the Russian exhibition area. The parties discussed possible ways of cooperation in the area of aircraft, marine vessels and air defense systems.

«Be-200 has proven its worth after the crash of Air Asia’s aircraft. Following these results we are negotiating deliveries of these aircraft to Indonesia,» Goreslavski said.

According to him, at present different presentations are being held. «Indonesia is interested and it may purchase up to three vehicles of the type,» he added.

Airbus A320-216 operated by Air Asia Indonesia departed from Surabaya (Indonesia) to Singapore early in the morning on December 28th and disappeared from radar without using SOS signal after less than 60 minutes of flight. 162 persons died in the crash.

French Ministry of Emergency Situations to lease Be-200 amphibious aircraft

 Russian Military Technologies, 01.09.2014

Photo: French Ministry of Emergency Situations to lease Be-200 amphibious aircraft

French Ministry of Emergency Situations wants to lease Russian Be-200 amphibious aircraft. CEO and General Designed of Beriev Aircraft Company, Igor Garivadsky, stated it at a press-conference dedicated to the Gidroaviasalon-2014.
“Western customers are interested in Be-200 aircraft. France is not going to purchase these vehicles; the country wants to lease them”, — he said.
Garivadsky added that negotiations on possible lease of these aircraft will be held in September 2014.
 
French Ministry of Emergency Situations wants to lease Russian Be-200 amphibious aircraft. CEO and General Designed of Beriev Aircraft Company, Igor Garivadsky, stated it at a press-conference dedicated to the Gidroaviasalon-2014.
“Western customers are interested in Be-200 aircraft. France is not going to purchase these vehicles; the country wants to lease them”, — he said.
Garivadsky added that negotiations on possible lease of these aircraft will be held in September 2014.
 

Russian Combat Jet Trainer to Perform at Singapore Air Show

Russian Combat Jet Trainer to Perform at Singapore Air Show

MOSCOW, February 6 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s new Yak-130 combat trainer will take part in demonstration flights at the Singapore Air Show next month, a government agency said Wednesday.

According to the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation, Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation will also showcase models of Su-35 and T-50 fighter jets as well as several civilian aircraft: the Sukhoi Superjet 100, MS-21 and Be-200.

The Yak-130 Mitten jet trainer/light attack aircraft is a subsonic two-seat aircraft developed by the Yakovlev design bureau.

It is a highly maneuverable plane with an extended range of about 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles) and a maximum speed of 1,060 kilometers (600 miles) per hour in level flight. It can carry a combat payload of up to 3,000 kilograms (6,600 pounds), consisting of a variety of Russian and Western developed weapons.

In 2012, Russia was the world’s second-largest arms exporter for the second year running, exporting $15.2 billion worth of weaponry while adding Afghanistan, Ghana, Oman and Tanzania to a list of about 80 other foreign customers.

Sales of aircraft traditionally account for about 40 percent of Russian arms sales abroad, according to government statistics.

The Singapore Airshow, Asia’s largest aerospace and defense event, will be held on February 11-16 and host over 550 companies from 38 countries.
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” Rosoboronexport ” has signed five agreements with Italian companies

Gazeta.ru, 30.08.2013
 
” Rosoboronexport ” has signed five new agreements for projects in the field of special aircraft with two Italian companies Finmeccanica and OMASUD at MAKS – 2013 , the correspondent ” Gazety.Ru .”

Two agreements with Finmeccanica prescribed conditions to ensure the operation of the Be -200 and AN- 140-100 , which will be exported to the countries of the “Third World ” The aircraft equipped with electronic systems of production Finmeccanica.

The third agreement obliges the country to deliver the “third world ” ground complex of flight data processing “Topaz- M” . The fourth agreement is aimed at establishing a joint production of new modification amphibious aircraft Be- 103.

The fifth agreement with OMASUD aimed at creating the conditions for a joint venture on the basis of the Be -112 light amphibious aircraft needed to patrol the waters .

” The agreement is aimed at co-creation and promotion in third countries markets advanced aviation systems which will meet the requirements of potential customers. These aircraft will be in particular demand by States having a long maritime border and the” problem area “- the deputy director of” Rosoboronexport ” Alexander Mikheyev said.