Wednesday, November 23, 2011

LIMA 2011 - List of Aircraft .....continue...

5. F-16C/D Block 50/52 from RSAF

F-16C/D from Royal Singapore Air Force will participate for second time at LIMA 2011. It will send 1 F-16C (1 seat) Block 52 & 1 F-16D (2 seat) Block 52 during LIMA 2011. RSAF send 2 F-16C (single seat) Block 52 for LIMA 2009.
F-16C Block 50 will involve in aerial display & F-16D Block 52 in static display.

F-16 C/D Block 52 Falcon is the latest develop and advance F-16 teen series except F-16 E/F Block 60 Desert Falcon for UAE.

                                           RSAF F-16D Block 52

6. Sukhoi SU-30MKM from RMAF

LIMA 2011 will be the third time Sukhoi SU-30MKM participate at LIMA. SU-30MKM is one of the most advance 4++ generation with super agility thanks to TVC engines. It's super maneuver hardly to emulate by others fighter aircraft except SU-35S & MiG-29 OVT 3-D TVC engines.

3 SU-30MKM expected to participate for LIMA 2011 from Gong Kedak RMAF Airbase.

Friday, November 18, 2011

LIMA 2011 - Aircraft Expected to Exhibit

LIMA 2011 expected to receive the biggest participation in Aerospace section in LIMA series since 1991. The aircraft expected to appear / exhibit for LIMA 11 is:

1. Eurofighter Typhoon Tranche II from RAF (BAE System / EADS)

Eurofighter Typhoon Tranche II from RAF Leuchars Base will make debut at LIMA 2011. This aircraft already in Malaysia due to Exercise Bersama LIMA 11 in October 2011. This aircraft also participated in recently concluded Dubai Airshow 2011 as last minute appearance due to UAE interest in Typhoon.

BAE System / EADS responsible for Typhoon design and manufacture.

                                           RAF Eurofighter Typhoon landing at Butterworth

2. Dassault Rafale from French Air Force

Dassault Rafale from French Air Force will appear for the first time at LIMA 11. 2 unit of Dassault Rafale will participate in aerial & static display at LIMA 2011. Dassault Aviation is the company that responsible for Rafale participation.

                                           Dassault Rafale Naval Version

3. SAAB JAS-39 C/D Gripen from Royal Thai Air Force

For LIMA 2011 2 units of SAAB JAS-39 C/D from RTAF will participate. Thai Air Force is the latest customer for JAS-39 Gripen. RTAF acquire 6 units of Gripen for their first batch.

                                                                       JAS-39 Gripen

4. F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet Block II from RAAF

F/A - 18 F Super Hornet will exhibit for third time at LIMA 2011. F/A-18 F Super Horner participate during LIMA 01 & LIMA 03 using US Navy aircraft. For LIMA 2011 2 units of Super Hornet from RAAF expected to exhibit. F/A-18 E/F is variant of F/A-18 Horner A/B/C & D version.