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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Malaysia's MIG 29N in Action

MIG29N from Royal Malaysian Air Force during aerial display on 11th Langkawi International Maritime And Aerospace Exhibition in Langkawi, Malaysia. December 6, 2011 - Picture by Shahril Badri

Friday, December 9, 2011

LIMA Aircraft Display Stunt!

SU30MKM from Royal Malaysian Air Force
A Rafale from French Air force
A Eurofighter Typhoon from Royal british Air force.
A F/A18E from Boeing
Various aircraft captured at LIMA 2011 Langkawi. All the best fighter aircraft are here for display. Thanks for shahrilbadri for sharing..Please check here for more pictures..

USS Curtis Wilbur in Langkawi

LANGKAWI, Malaysia (Dec. 6, 2011) - The guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) is moored next to a Royal Malaysian Navy ship in preparation for the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2011. Curtis Wilbur is representing the U.S. Navy at LIMA '11. LIMA '11 is a major defense and enforcement exposition in Southeast Asia, drawing senior civilian and uniformed leaders from more than a dozen regional countries. (U.S. Navy photo by M2 Jessica Bidwell)

The Thrill of LIMA Begins..

Pic by Hamzah Othman
Pic by Hamzah Othman
Among the amazing shots captured by Hamzah Othman. Please contact him for more excellent picture of LIMA. The event starts. Exiciting exibition & air show displayed. I think the best of LIMA ever..

Monday, December 5, 2011

Air force set to seal deals for radars, sensors

RMAF chief says no plans to buy jet fighters and other assets due to budget constraints

THE Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) is expected to seal several contracts at this year's  Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition (Lima 2011).

Air force chief General Tan Sri Rodzali Daud said among the contracts lined up were for the acquisition of radars, sensors and communication equipment, which would beef up the country's air defence.

"Several letters of offer and acceptance will be inked during the exhibition. However, owing to budget constraints, the government is unable to approve the procurement of larger assets for the air force for the time being.

"This includes the purchase of new-generation aircraft and  defence equipment."  

AL :-
Here this.. Malaysian Airforce interested to buy radar & sensors..

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Langkawi Airport Extends Operating Hours For Lima 2011

LANGKAWI, Dec 2 (Bernama) -- The international airport on this resort island is to extend its operating hours today and on Sunday owing to demand in view of the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (Lima) Exhibition 2011 from Dec 6 to 10, airport manager Abdul Halim Othman said Friday.

The airport's usual operating hours are between 7 am and 11 pm.

"We will extend the operating hours up to 4 am or 5 am today and on Sunday due to demand," Abdul Halim said, adding that the airport was prepared to operate round the clock if need be.

The airport will become busy over the next few days with aircraft flying in for participation in Lima 2011 besides the scheduled flights.

Abdul Halim said additional staff have been brought in from other airports to help out, particularly in the security division.

This 11th edition of Lima will see the participation of more than 400 companies from 56 countries.


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Good news for fellow visitor..

More jobs with Lima 2011 deals

Local companies to ink agreements with foreign companies at maritime and aerospace exhibition

The upcoming Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (Lima) next week will see a collaboration between local technology services and solution company, ProXcel Sdn Bhd, and two other companies, to provide and enhance systems solutions capabilities.
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing ceremony by ProXcel Sdn Bhd,  will firm up the collaboration with Unmanned Systems Technology (UST) Sdn Bhd and Canadian-based Lumen Systems Ltd.
The signing is expected to be witnessed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib  Razak and Felda chairman Tan Sri Isa Abdul Samad.
ProXcel chief executive officer Christoph Zilian said in a statement yesterday that the tie-up with UST, a subsidiary of Composite Technology Research Malaysia Sdn Bhd (CTRM), was aimed at developing and delivering Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)-based sensory services to enhance Malaysia’s competitiveness in the agricultural sector.

AL :-
More deal signed mean more jobs.. Kudos.. 
Well one thing for sure it will not be more jobs in Langkawi

Friday, December 2, 2011

Eurofighter Typhoon Visits LIMA for First Time

16:55 GMT, November 26, 2011 The Eurofighter Typhoon will be flying across the skies of Langkawi for the first time as a UK Royal Air Force aircraft participates in one of the most important global defence and security shows, LIMA 2011, which takes place in Langkawi, Malaysia, from 6-10 December.

Just a few days after particpating at the Dubai Air Show and with aircraft still in Malaysia following Exercise BERSAMA LIMA, the Typhoon will excite the crowds with displays demonstrating its incredible agility and speed.

Four RAF Typhoon aircraft from 6 Squadron flew from their base in Scotland to the Royal Malaysian Air Force airbase in Butterworth, Malaysia to take part in Exercise BERSAMA LIMA marking the 40th Anniversary of the Five Powers Defence Arrangement (FPDA), and whilst in the region wanted to reflect the importance of the air force to air force relationship by attending this prestigious exhibition.

Eurofighter Typhoon is the world’s most advanced multi-role combat aircraft. It meets current and future fast combat air needs and provides best-in-class combat effectiveness and operational flexibility. The Typhoon is capable of being deployed in the full spectrum of air operations from air policing and peace support, through to high intensity conflict. Typhoon aircraft have recently been deployed on operations and have performed exceptionally well, demonstrating outstanding levels of availability and maintainability. 

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Try to spot the aircraft & email me the picture.. :) I love this aircraft..

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Krisakti to dazzle crowds at Lima 2011

GEORGE TOWN (Nov 30, 2011): Malaysia’s first professional aerobatics team, called ‘Krisakti’, was unveiled to the media today, ahead of its debut performance at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (Lima 2011) next week.
The four Extra 200L planes are flown by a multi-racial team of pilots, will take part in national-level events like the Merdeka Day and Malaysia Day parades. They will also represent the country in aerial shows around the region.
Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Air Operations commander Lt Gen Datuk Seri Ackbal Abdul Samad said he was satisfied with the standard and quality of the displays performed by the aerobatics team.
“In the future Krisakti can be regarded as the national aerobatics team, and can be invited to perform aerial shows,” he told reporters after a watching a display performed by Krisakti at the Butterworth air base here today.
The aerobatics team is a joint venture between Aerotree Defence and Services Sdn Bhd and the Defence Ministry.
Ackbal said the pilots from Krisakti had been trained in the United Kingdom by the Blades aerobatics team comprising former pilots of the famed Red Arrows, the Royal Air Force air display squadron.

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Cant wait to see..

Airport Tax Hike in Langkawi

Bad news for travellers.
The airport tax in Langkawi rosen from RM 51 to RM 65/ person. An increase of RM 14.00. Its quite huge if you're travelling in a large group. So per round trip it will be RM 28.00..

Starts from 1st December 2011. Yukss..

More info here..

Navy sends 2 vessels to int'l maritime exhibition

MANILA, Philippines - The Navy dispatched two of its vessels to Malaysia yesterday to showcase its capabilities in an international maritime and aerospace exhibition that will be held in the island resort of Langkawi from Dec. 6 to 10.
Navy spokesman Lt. Col. Omar Tonsay said the Navy sent its Jacinto Class patrol vessel, BRP Emilio Jacinto (PS-35), and logistic support ship, BRP Dagupan City (LC-550) with 262 sailors.
“The activity is foreseen as a way of building stronger ties between the participating countries in terms of maritime defense and international diplomatic engagements,” Tonsay said.
Navy Capt. Virme Torralba will head the Philippine contingent to the exhibition.
The Philippine Navy is still classified as a brown navy, while the naval forces of developed countries are classified as blue navy. It has, however, been actively joining naval exercises in the region to enhance its capabilities.

Brown navies are only capable of launching territorial defense and conducting maritime patrols.
Blue navies, on the other hand, like those of the United States and China, can deploy its warships to international waters for longer naval engagements.
The exhibition, dubbed as “Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA),” also serves as a venue for manufacturers of maritime and aerospace technologies to promote their new products to senior government officials, both civil and military, as well as to industry leaders in the Asia-Pacific region.

Since 1991, dozens of leading maritime and aerospace manufacturers have been participating in the annual sea and air exhibition hosted by the Malaysian government.
Aside from showcasing the latest technological advancements, this year’s exhibition will also include cultural exchanges and training opportunities for all participants.

AL :-
Philipines ships are coming.. Take this oppurtunity to visit the ships.. Wonder if we can board the ships.? 

Source Here

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