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Boeing To Showcase Key Defense Systems, Capabilities At LIMA 2015

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LANGKAWI, March 17 (Bernama) -- The Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet are among the platforms Boeing will showcase at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) in Malaysia, March 17-21, 2015. Other key Boeing capabilities featured include the AH-6i Light Attack/ Reconnaissance helicopter and the ScanEagle from Boeing subsidiary, Insitu Pacific.

The MSA applies advanced, proven, fielded intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. 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. 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. 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 Association of Southeast Asian Nations will be able to see the MSA, Super Hornet and AH-6i Light Attack/Reconnaissance helicopter platforms firsthand to better understand the capabilities we offer our customers," said Jim Armington, vice president, East Asia & Pacific, International Business Development for Defense, Space & Security (BDS) in a statement recently. "The mission effectiveness, operational reliability and best-in-industry support for Boeing's products are recognized worldwide.

The LIMA provides an ideal setting to present our defense, maritime surveillance, search and rescue, and humanitarian aid offerings to Association of Southeast Asian Nation leaders." Two U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, two U.S. Air Force F-15C/D Eagles and a U.S. Navy P-8A aircraft will be on static display at the show. Boeing executives will be available for media interviews and briefings- BERNAMA