Friday, 13 March 2015

Boeing To Showcase Key Defence Systems, Capabilities At LIMA 2015

Boeing and Kongsberg Defense Systems of Norway completed a successful check of the Joint Strike Missile (JSM) on an F/A-18F Super Hornet at the Boeing St. Louis facility to ensure the weapons fit on the aircraft’s external pylons

KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 -- The Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet will, among others, be showcased at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) from March 17-21, 2015.

Other key Boeing capabilities to be featured include the AH-6i Light Attack/ Reconnaissance helicopter and the ScanEagle from Boeing subsidiary, Insitu Pacific, Boeing said in a statement.

The MSA applies advanced, proven, fielded intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.
The Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA)
Built on a Bombardier Challenger platform, the MSA recently completed initial ground and flight testing and is ideal for monitoring large coastal areas, long-range search and rescue situations and humanitarian efforts.

Members of the media can tour the aircraft, as well as, experience a dual screen mission crew workstation showing how the MSA uses a combination of the latest military and commercial technologies to deliver maximum capability, it said.

The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet can operate seamlessly with Malaysia's existing F/A-18D Hornet fleet and improve combat effectiveness of the aircraft in joint operations.

"Malaysia is currently evaluating the Super Hornet for its multi-role combat aircraft requirements.

"The Malaysian Armed Forces, government leaders and visiting members of the ASEAN will be able to see the MSA, Super Hornet and AH-6i Light Attack/Reconnaissance helicopter platforms first-hand to better understand the capabilities we offer our customers.

"The mission effectiveness, operational reliability and best-in-industry support for Boeing's products are recognised worldwide.

"The LIMA provides an ideal setting to present our defence, maritime surveillance, search and rescue and, humanitarian aid offerings to ASEAN leaders," said Jim Armington, Vice-President, East Asia & Pacific, International Business Development for Defence, Space & Security in a statement.

Two US Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, two US Air Force F-15C/D Eagles and a US Navy P-8A aircraft would be on static display at the show. (Source: 

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