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BE-200: there is a new firefighter in the Italian skies
Rome, Italy - An Irkut-Beriev firefighting airplane has been leased and it will be deployed by Italian Civil Defence
Italy decided to lease a Russian-made Irkut Beriev BE-200 airplane, devoted to firefighting and Search and Rescue operations, for the Summer season 2005. The aircraft will be operated by Italian Civil Defence by Sorem which already manages the Canadair firefighters fleet. The BE-200 will be used with some adaptations such as the capability of deploying chemical reagents mixed to water which are traditionally...
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