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Indonesian MoD to acquire amphibious aircraft
« on: June 21, 2019, 06:47:55 AM »
https://www.janes.com/article/89396/indonesian-mod-to-acquire-amphibious-aircraft-from-viking-air

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Indonesian MoD to acquire amphibious aircraft from Viking Air
20 June 2019

Canada-based utility aircraft manufacturer Viking Air announced on 18 June that it has been awarded a contract to supply six new Viking Canadair CL-515 and one upgraded Canadair CL-415EAF amphibious aircraft to Indonesia's Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Four of the CL-515 twin-turboprop aircraft will be delivered in "first responder" multi-mission configuration, while the remaining two will be handed over "in optimised aerial firefighter configuration", said the company in a statement.

It also pointed out that, due to its flexible architecture, the CL-515 is capable of integrating mission equipment for a variety of roles, including aerial firefighting, maritime patrol, surveillance, medevac, environmental monitoring, insect control, oil spill detection and dispersal.

The deal, the value of which was not disclosed, also includes a Canadair CL-415EAF aircraft converted from a Canadair CL-215 to Enhanced Aerial Firefighter (EAF) standard by Longview Aviation Services.


A Viking Canadair CL-515 amphibious aircraft is seen here in aerial firefighting configuration. The Indonesian MoD has signed a contract with Viking Air for six new CL-515s and one upgraded Canadair CL-415EAF amphibious aircraft. Source: Viking Air