LIMA 17 Dates Confirmed

One of the digital camoed Nuri handed over to the Army at LIMA 15.

SHAH ALAM: THE Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace 2017 (LIMA 17) will be held on March 21 to March 25, next year. The dates for the show was confirmed by Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein last week on his official Twitter account.

LIMA 17 will be held as its traditional location, Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) for the aerospace segment while the maritime show will be held at Porto Malai. The Armed Forces namely the RMAF and RMN will yet again play centre stage for LIMA 17 as it had been since the show started back in 1991.

A team from the ministry visited both venues last week as preparation for the show is intensified.

Defence ministry officials touring Porto Malai, the maritime venue of LIMA 17 last week. TLDM picture.
Defence ministry officials touring Porto Malai, the maritime venue of LIMA 17 last week. TLDM picture.

According to industry sources, the Defence Ministry has appointed EN Projects Sdn Bhd to organise the biennial show which started in 1991. The first three shows were run by Le Proton LIMA Sdn Bhd before it was joined by HW LIMA Sdn Bhd in 1997 which was hired to run the maritime segment.

Boom. The opening gambit for LIMA 2015
Boom. The opening gambit for LIMA 2015

In 1999, HW LIMA took over the whole show. The company run the show until the last LIMA, last year.

Thales AMASCOS workstation on board the CN235 MPA displayed at LIMA 2015.
Thales AMASCOS workstation on board the CN235 MPA displayed at LIMA 2015.

The appointment of EN Projects is expected to be announce officially before Ramadan starts while the first promotional campaign for next year’s LIMA is expected to held at the Eurosatory show in Paris which starts on June 13.

An early model of the LCS displayed at LIMA 2011.
An early model of the LCS displayed at LIMA 2011.

The next campaign for LIMA 17 will be at the Farnborough Air Show which starts on July 11. As mentioned earlier, promotion for LIMA 17 was delayed as the ministry had not appointed the organising company after it decided not to re-appoint HW LIMA to run the show.

Typhoon performing at Lima 2011
Typhoon performing at Lima 2011

It would have been better if the promotion had started earlier this year or even at the recently concluded DSA 2016.

— Malaysian Defence

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6 Comments

  1. Since this is quite a major arms dealing event, I think few months of felay wouldn’t affect its popularity much

    Reply
    For companies, perhaps but for military participants, nine months notice might be too short.

  2. When the exact date of Lima 2017 public air/maritim show for public?

    Reply
    The maritime section will be opened to the public from March 21. As for the air show it will be on March 24 and 25.

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