Its time for LIMA, again

The 9th Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA ’07) Exhibition was officiated by the Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi yesterday. This year, LIMA ’07 will see the participation of 450 corporations and agencies of various international origin, 80 aircrafts, 32 combatant vessels and 39 other ships present.

Bernama.com has the story:

December 04, 2007 10:54 AM
9th Edition Of LIMA Begins E-mail this news to a friend Printable version of this news

 

 

LANGKAWI, Dec 4 (Bernama) — The Ninth Edition of the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) 2007 Exhibition began in this tourist island Tuesday, with a spectacular airshow at the Langkawi International Airport.The airshow saw Royal British Air Force’s Red Arrows performing dare-devil stunts, “Suryakiran” aerobatic team from the Indian airforce and Royal Malaysian Air Force fighter jets displaying aerial manoeuvres and formations.

The displays were witnessed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, foreign and local dignitaries.

Abdullah and Najib will witness signings of several sale and purchase agreements for maritime and aerospace apparatus today apart from witnessing the delivery of six Russian-made Sukhoi jet fighters to the Malaysian government.

This year’s LIMA has attracted the participation of 450 defence industry companies from 20 countries to showcase their products and latest aerospace and maritime technologies.

The five-day LIMA is divided into two segments, with the aerospace component at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre in Padang Matsirat, and the Maritime segment at Awana Porto Malai.

Eighty aircraft and 71 ships, including 32 navy and coast guard patrol vessels, are taking part in the exhibitions restricted to only trade delegations and visitors from today till Thursday.

The exhibitions will be opened to the public on Friday and Saturday from 10am to 5.30pm. LIMA ends on Saturday.

— BERNAMA

The newly delivered six Russian built Su30MKM superior multirole fighters made their first public presence in a static display and officially dedicated by the Prime Minister.

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The usual aerial shows, pomp and pageantry left almost all participants and visitors, mermerised. TUDM’s own Su30MKMs, F/A18Ds and Mig29Ns stole everyone’s attention, on top of the participation of the Royal Air Force’s Red Arrows.

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Several new deals and acquisition announcements would be expected in this LIMA. Malaysia Airlines signed a deal with European aircraft manufacturing corporation EADS for 20 ATR 72-500 aircrafts.

Malaysia Airlines acquires 20 ATR 72-500s for Firefly and MASwings

EADS N.V.

Langkawi, 04 December 2007

Signature of the contract and the MoU: Stéphane Mayer, ATR Chief Executive Officer and YM Tengku Azmil Zahruddin, Executive Director and Chief Finance Officer of Malaysia Airlines.

Signature of the contract and the MoU: Stéphane Mayer, ATR Chief Executive Officer and YM Tengku Azmil Zahruddin, Executive Director and Chief Finance Officer of Malaysia Airlines.

The Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) had some crucial assets on the priority need and wanted list. That include multirole support ships, the S61 Nuri utility helicopter replacement program, maritime patrol/anti submarine warfare ships, new generation frigates, army air corp attack/gunship/anti tank helicopters and C 130 multirole utility proverbial workhorse program.

December 04, 2007 19:27 PM
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LANGKAWI, Dec 4 (Bernama) — The Malaysian armed forces will have three multi-role support ships (MSS) as one of its top priorities under the 9th Malaysia Plan (9MP).Armed forces chief Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Zainal Wahid said the vessels were expected to be acquired by the end of the 9MP or early 10th Malaysia Plan.

He was speaking to reporters after visiting the largest Korean vessel, Dok Do LPH-6111, at the Maritime Section of the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA 2007) Exhibition here today.

In response to the requirement of the Malaysian armed forces, Spain-based Navantia SA and its local partner Konsortium MSS Warisan Sdn Bhd (KMW), a 100 per cent Bumiputera company, are building a strong team in order to maximise the participation of the Malaysian defence industry in the project.

KMW’s role in the project will be as the overall programme coordinator and will provide all the services to support the project teams in Spain and Malaysia.

These include the purchase of all equipment and materials from the domestic market, as well as providing logistic support.

Meanwhile, Navantia area director (Commercial Division) Jorge Garcia-Monedero said the proposed ships were based on the SNS L52 Castilla, a NATO flagship for national and multinational amphibious operational forces, and customised according to the Malaysian armed forces’ requirement.

The MSS’ main mission, among others, would be transport and logistic support to troops in domestic and international missions, medical and evacuation of casualties, disaster relief, refugee evacuation, hospital ship, diplomatic liaison and protection of natural environment, he said.

— BERNAMA

HM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong Tuanku Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Nur Zahirah graced the exhibition today. He was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Dato’ Seri Mohamed Najib Tun Razak, Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan and Air Force Chief Jen Tan Sri Azizan Ariffin.

December 05, 2007 11:30 AM
Yang Dipertuan Agong And Raja Permaisuri Agong Visit LIMA E-mail this news to a friend Printable version of this news

 

 

LANGKAWI, Dec 5 (Bernama) — Yang Dipertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Nur Zahirah arrived here today for the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (Lima 2007).They were received upon arrival at the Langkawi International Airport by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

Accompanied by Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan and Air Force Chief Tan Sri Azizan Ariffin, they also witnessed an air display by Lima participating nations.

Tomorrow Tuanku Nur Zahirah is expected to launch the new Royal Malaysian Navy patrol boat at the maritime segment of the exhibition at Awana Porto Malai.

— BERNAMA

Former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, 82, who recently recovered from a second multiple coronary by-pass surgery done in early September, also made LIMA ’07 as his first formal appearance. He was the primary initiator and strong advocate of LIMA, since its first inception in 1991.

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When he was the Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad strongly believed that Malaysians should envoke into having high technology capabilities. His administration encouraged the expansion of local aerospace, defence and defence peripheral industries. Therefore, LIMA was created to galvanise all the international attention and participation, thus let the local players benefit from the week long various trade fair related activities.

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  1. Biggie, make sure you do not cross into preaching an unauthorised religion!

    What unauthorised religion?

    Are you going into one of your ‘crappy’ mode, again? 😛


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