Oct 9, 2001, 12:01 AM
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exhibition defense Asian Southeast biggest opens Mahathir Mahathir Minister Prime Malaysian -- IRNA 9, Oct Lumpur, Kuala and Maritime International Langkawi the inaugurated Tuesday on Mohamad 26 from exhibitors 670 some drawn has which show, (Lima2001) Aerospace .countries on stressed ceremony opening the in Minister Prime Malaysian The surveillance new gathering, intelligence of systems new for need the sensitive more space, outer from photography better capacities, remote chemicals, poisonous of detection early devices, listening fight to gadgets and ideas new other and aircraft for controls .terrorism apply to have would researchers said Minister Prime The the identify to try leaders world as" developments these to themselves ".them remove to try and terrorism of causes support not did government his that reiterated minister prime The Washington and York New on assault the after attacks retaliatory be not would terrorism and killed be would people innocent because .out wiped US the on attacks terror the of because that acknowledged he But one in changed been has world the of people the of life of way the" ".moment cataclysmic and makers equipment manufacturers, aircraft top before Speaking Dr Centre, Exhibition International Mahsuri the at experts aerospace development industrial for allocation Government's the said Mahathir .substantial quite was plan development Malaysian Eighth its under overshadowed and pullouts by marred is exhibition five-day The in held is exhibition The .Afghanistan against strikes -led.S.U by of north 500km about Langkawi, of resort island northern Malaysia's .here the in exhibition the from withdrew participants .S.U Several up beefed have organisers the and attacks, 11 September the of wake .police extra and commandos airforce with security on event the of out pulled team aerobatic Arrows Red Britain's soon out pulled team aerobatic Thunderbirds Force Air .S.U The .Sunday Force Air .S.U some warship, .S.U a did as attacks, month's last after .Pakistan from warship a and submarine a and fighters contracts defence up sew to hoping be will companies several But .exhibtion biennial five-day the at displaying be will and contingents, largest the of one has Russia for Russia outside fighters MiG-29M2 Mikoyan and Su-30MK Sukhoi its .time first the is Hornets, F-18 -made.S.U and MiG-29s has which Malaysia, .fighters multi-role American or Russian buy to whether considering of form modified the and MiGs the Su-30MK, the offered been has It in display on be also will Hornets The .Hornets Super 18F Boeing's .Langkawi to favourably very looking be will Malaysia said Mahathir Dr attractive offer can who suppliers equipment defence of proposals the in growth country's the accelerate to programmes offset industrial .industries transport marine and aerospace the industrial attractive most the offer can who suppliers said He with technology of types and value of terms in programs offset .weight substantial command would opportunities business sustainable sincere more and contents local more for looking be will We" ".process technology of transfer the in efforts more be should minister, prime the to according process, The training unproductive some offering merely not and focused industry project or industrial specific address not do that programs .requirements development vendor encouraged added, he government, Malaysian The design manufacture, the in companies Malaysian with ventures joint or of products (manufacturer equipment original) OEM of R&D even and .products new completely managed being programs offset good some have do we past, the In" programs offset aircraft Hawk Systems BAe the as such Malaysia in here aerospace an Aerospace, SME of creation the in helped 1992 in which .said he "company, manufacturing towards positively responding OEMs more see to like would I" strategic win-win a on focus should We .obligations offset their Malaysian the and vendors international the between partnership .minister prime the said "companies, but big not were said, he requirements, defence country's The ".considerable still are they us for" buying of out most the make to need we else, everyone Like" but use to need never will we hope we which things costly things, them render technology new as renewal and replacement need will which .said he "obsolete, his expressed event, the organizing team the of head Manan, Radzi US$79) ringgit million 300 the top would event year's this hope .1999 in notched sales (Million BN/LS/HM End