The world-class platform for the aerospace and maritime industries is recording several firsts.
The Royal Malaysian Navy’s first submarine KD Tunku Abdul Rahman will make its maiden appearance at the maritime segment show at Awana Porto Malai. (Awana Porto Malai is where StarCruise ships dock in Langkawi.)
The Scorpene-class diesel-electric submarine is expected to be the main draw of the maritime show.
The exhibition has also recorded the largest number of ships anchored off Porto Malai – a total of 99 warships and vessels of all kinds.
Another first is the first appearance by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) with its AH-64D Longbow Apache helicopter and F-16 Fighting Falcon jets, which are expected to carry out aerial displays to thrill the visitors.
Another debut is the huge B-52 bomber of the United States Air Force, which is expected to make a low-level fly-past routine.
Tickets to the event cost RM10 each, while children below 12 are allowed free entrance.
The air show will only be opened to the public on Saturday.
A total of 325 exhibitors from 25 countries are participating in Lima this year.
Several firsts at Lima this year
Free bus rides for visitors
Singapore aircraft not a worry