Air International 2016-12
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Main: Paramilitary
The Be-200ChS can operate routinely from water and during firefighting operations is capable of scooping up 12,000 litres of water in 18 seconds.
The Be-200ChS is used mainly for firefighting, while the cargo and personnel transport are among the secondary roles of this the jet-powered amphibian.
The first Ka-32A11BC helicopters with re­generation rescue and medical evacuation equipment were introduced in the MChS aviation fleet in 2011.
Ka-32A11BC helicopters are equipped with medical care modules for one patient.
The Mi-26T is the MChS workhorse for the demanding fire fighting mission in forest regions, capable of employing the VSU-15 water bucket with a 15,000-litre capacity.
The cavernous cargo hold of the Mi-26T can accommodate bulky and heavy loads weighting up to 20 tonnes, such as this twin tracked transport vehicle.
Il-76TDs in the MChS fleet can be equipped as water bombers with the VAP-2 fire attack system, holding 42,000 litres (9,238 gallons) and capable of delivering a water salvo that covers a swathe which is 550m (1,804ft) long and 100m (328ft) wide.
The Bo105CBS-5, an integral component of the rapidly deployable global rescue systems, being unloaded from a Il-76TD during the recovery operation following the Sukhoi SSJ100 Superjet crash in Indonesia in 2012.
The Il-76TD freighter is the main transport vehicle for MChS’ global rescue systems that can be deployed to any point in the world at short notice.
The single Mi-8MB operated by the MChS is shown hauling an external sling load - in this specific case an Audi Q7 SUV for demonstration purposes during the MAKS 2009 airshow.
When used for medical evacuation, the Mi-8MTV-1 can be equipped with two modules for transporting a total of four critically wounded casualties.
The lone Yak-42D in the MCHS fleet is used for VIP transport and as a command post when deployed to disaster-strucken areas.
Two An-148-100EMs with a range of up to 4,000km (2,157nm) were taken on strength by the MChS in 2012 and 2013 which are used for medical evacuation and VIP transport
The Bo105CBS-5, an integral component of the rapidly deployable global rescue systems, being unloaded from a Il-76TD during the recovery operation following the Sukhoi SSJ100 Superjet crash in Indonesia in 2012.
Three Bo105CBS-5s, in service since 1994, are used to provide helicopter emergency medical services for Russia’s Ministry of Health.