LIMA 17 Launched

SHAH ALAM: LIMA 17 was officially launched at the Eurosatory defence exhibition in Paris yesterday. And as had been reported by Malaysian Defence, it will be a new company managing the show, EN Projects (M) Sdn Bhd.

The launch of LIMA 17 was officiated by Army chief Jen Raja Mohammed Affandi Raja Mohammed, who was the head of the Malaysian delegation at Eurosatory. It was the first marketing campaign for the show after the ministry decided to choose a new company last month.

Below is the full press release issued by the Defence Ministry on the occasion of the launch.


The Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA ‘17) and Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference (DSA 2018)

Paris, 14 June 2016 – YM General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi bin Raja Mohamed Noor, Chief of Army Malaysia today announced at the Malaysian Pavilion during the Eurosatory 2016 exhibition, that the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA’17) will return for its 14th installation.

Army chief Jen Raja Mohammed Affandi Raja Mohammed launching LIMA 17.
Army chief Jen Raja Mohammed Affandi Raja Mohammed launching LIMA 17.

Set for 21-25 March 2017, the upcoming LIMA’17 will be held at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) for the aerospace exhibition and Resort World Langkawi for the maritime exhibition.

On the other hand, DSA 2016 just concluded 2 months ago on a highly successful note with the participation of 1,200 companies from 60 countries and nations. DSA 2018 will be held from 16 – 19 April 2018 in Kuala Lumpur.

Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi said, “Presenting here today are Malaysia’s upcoming defence shows, LIMA ’17 is a dedicated maritime and aerospace exhibition for defence, civil and commercial applications and DSA 2018 is a dedicated tri-services and security exhibition and conference. Both LIMA ’17 and DSA 2018 comes together under the spirit of 1 Malaysia.”

Lima 17 logo
Lima 17 logo

Held biennially since 1999, LIMA’17 is jointly-organised by the Malaysia Ministry of Defence and EN Projects (M) Sdn Bhd. For further information, please visit the official LIMA website, or email for any exhibition-related queries.

DSA 2018 is organised by DSA Exhibition & Conference Sdn Bhd on biennially basic since 1988. For more information, please visit the official DSA website, or email for further information.”

The release stated that Lima series exhibition started in 1999 but as I had been corrected before, the first one was actually held in 1991. Anyhow, lets see if the new show manager or contractor as it is called by the Defence Ministry will be able to trump the previous shows.

— Malaysian Defence

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  1. Since this is where the winner for MRCA will be announced, I think it would attract more companies, not just aircraft manufacturers themselves but also other companies that makes the subsystem, armament and associated ground support

    It’s unlikely they will signed the deal there as they want everyone to be there

  2. Do you reckon the announcement in Paris might actually mean something?

    No, but Ramadan has always been a slow month for any thing significant

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