Indonesia to buy four Be-200 amphibious air tankers

Be-200 Indonesia
According to @RusEmbPeru, the Russian-made Be- 200 airtankers saved an eighteenth century mosque on the Indonesian island of Sumatra in October, 2015.

During their 10-week wildfire siege in September and October of 2015 the government of Indonesia leased two Russian-made Be-200 amphibious air tankers. Apparently they were pleased with how the aircraft performed because the government expects to purchase four of the air tankers.

The Defence Blog reports that officials plan to use the 3,000-gallon Be-200s not only for slowing the spread of wildfires, but also for cloud seeding.