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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

LIMA ‘17 MARITIME SEGMENT OPENS WITH GRACING CEREMONY


Langkawi, 21 Mac – The Maritime Segment of Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition 2017 (LIMA ‘17) officially opens today with a Gracing Ceremony and
a demonstration by the elite forces of Malaysia’s security enforcement agencies.

Prime Minister YAB Dato' Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak had officiated the event, which also
involved major exhibitors such as THALES, MAST, ACS and SAAB, showcasing the latest
technologies in defence product.

This year’s opening gimmick had the elite forces searching for a box containing a key
for the Prime Minister to activate the launch sequence. The key was located using
technologically-advanced, unmanned equipment that assisted the forces, including from the
Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN), and was handed over to the Chief of Navy, Admiral Tan Sri
Ahmad Kamarulzaman Haji Ahmad Badaruddin who then handed it to the Prime Minister.

Following the launch, a live action demonstration from the RMN Special Forces, the
Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, the Royal Malaysian Police and the Marine
Department of Malaysia with the setting being a hostage rescue mission at sea.

Also present at the event was the Minister of Defence YB Dato’ Sri Hishammuddin
Tun Hussein, ministry representatives as well as exhibitors and delegates.

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