Russian Helicopters has secured an order for a Ka-32A11BC from the Belarus Emergencies Ministry. The Minsk department of the government agency will operate the helicopter in the firefighting role, specifically for high-rise buildings as part of a city development program. Minsk is working on a number of skyscraper projects, including in the Parus apartment block and Royal Plaza administrative complex rise, while the Gazprom tower and Minsk tower reach over 150 meters (around 500 feet).
Kamov Ka-32A11BC. Photo courtesy of Russian Helicopters
The Ka-32 will come equipped with a water cannon. Handover to Belarus is expected in 2014.
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