THE air show in conjunction with the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (Lima) 2019 on the opening day went on smoothly, said Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.
He said that Lima 2019 proceeded well without any major hiccup.
“Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad launched the prestigious event, triggering a nostalgic feeling of having initiated the first Lima in 1991.
“On behalf of my ministry, I wish to say thank you to Dr Mahathir,” he said in a media conference at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) in Langkawi, Kedah, on Tuesday.
Sixteen aircraft participated in the air show on the opening day.
Among them were the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) which exhibited their fighter jets SU-30MKM and F/A-18D, the aerobatic team Jupiter from the Indonesian Armed Forces-Air Force (TNI-AU) and the Indian Air Force with their aircraft Tejas.
The show also featured the Malaysian aerobatic team, Krisakti which used the Extra 300L aircraft.
The maritime show was held on Wednesday.
Lima 2019 is being held at the MIEC and Resort World Langkawi until tomorrow.
A total of 406 defence and commercial companies from 32 countries are taking part in Lima 2019 involving 206 local companies and 200 international companies.
The 15th edition of the Lima 2019 exhibition is jointly organised by EN Projects (M) Sdn Bhd, the Ministries of Defence and Transport with the theme ‘Defence and Commercial Connecting Intelligence’. — Bernama