The Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA’19) was held in Malaysia from March 26 to 30. CATIC brought the Wing Loong UAV to the exhibition on behalf of AVIC (Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Ltd.).
CATIC organized the Wing Loong UAV promotion for this fair. The full size Wing Loong II and weaponry models showcasing demonstrate the Chinese cutting-edge level of the medium long durance reconnaissance/strike UAV developed by AVIC itself.
Full size Wing Loong II model
On the first day, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir visited the Wing Loong II at the static display area and listened to the product presentation.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir listening to the product presentation
Starting from 1991, the LIMA exhibition this year attracted 360 exhibitors from over 30 countries and regions. The Malaysian Government is devoted to building the exhibition into an influential exhibition in the Asia-Pacific Region. Highlighted by the maritime and aerospace defense products, ship building and maintenance as well as business aviation, the seminars, flight demonstration and maritime demonstration were also followed with the exhibition. The missile frigate Yueyang of the Chinese PLA Navy also participated in the naval review.
On February 17 2019, the five-day, 14th International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX 2019) was held in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. On behalf of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Ltd. (AVIC), CATIC participated at the exhibition as the aviation representation of China’s Military Trade. The main exhibits included an L15 advanced trainer, Wing Loong I reconnaissance and strike drone; CM400AKG common beam; U8EA unmanned helicopter; and an A-HAWK-I/II multi rotor UAV. These choices showed the systemization and advancement of AVIC’s products.
The IDEX has become an influential defense exhibition in the Middle East and Africa. At the exhibition, 33 national pavilions were set up, attracting 1,235 defence companies from 57 countries. One hundred and seventy two senior government and military delegations paid visits to the exhibition.