in Defence / Security / Events

Harriett Baldwin leads UK's LIMA delegation

Posted 23 March 2017 · Add Comment

On her first visit to Malaysia, Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin is leading a strong British delegation to the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition, as the UK deepens bilateral defence, security and business ties.



Above: The Red Arrows flying over Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Minister Harriett Baldwin’s visit follows shortly after trips to India and the United Arab Emirates to support UK businesses and deepen the UK's defence ties with key partners across the world as new threats and challenges arise.

Harriett Baldwin (right) toured the LIMA exhibition, promoted British business and met key regional partners. She said: "Our long-standing defence and security relationship with Malaysia continues to strengthen and we are keen to help solve regional security challenges with innovative British technology and support.

"The UK’s commitment to the region was underlined by last year’s RAF Red Arrows tour and Typhoon exercises; and I’m pleased to represent our global interests and deep connection to Malaysia at LIMA 2017."

Around 20 British companies are exhibiting advanced technology at LIMA.

Malaysia is an important UK business and defence partner. In 2015 alone UK exports to Malaysia were £2.2bn and the country is the UK’s second largest export market in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which also includes Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

In 2015 the top 25 UK companies in Malaysia reported over 70,000 Malaysian jobs created; £17.2bn of investment in Malaysia; and almost £1.5bn of Malaysian exports a year.
 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

AEB and CILT(UK) organise complimentary compliance conference

To help British trader to become Brexit-proof before 2019, global trade and supply chain experts in manufacturing and trade businesses are being invited to attend a free conference in Warwick on 11th October 2017, organised by AEB

DIT DSO organising UK capabiity showcase at DSEI

The Department for International Trade's Defence and Security Organisation (DIT DSO) Showcase will present current expeditionary and security capabilities with participation from 36 companies at this year's DSEI event,

HMS Queen Elizabeth makes Portsmouth debut

Britain's future flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed into her home port of Portsmouth for the first time today.

DIO awards overseas consultancy framework contract

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) - on behalf of the Ministry of Defence along with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office - have worked together to develop an overseas principal support provider (PSP) framework.

Bombardier delivers its first Challenger 350 in Argentina

Bombardier Business Aircraft announced today it delivered the first Challenger 350 aircraft to be based in Argentina, joining Bombardier's fleet of 122 Challenger aircraft in Latin America.

PervasID appoints Peter Jackson as Vice President of Global Sales

PervasID has appointed Peter Jackson as Vice President of Global Sales, to spearhead sales expansion and partner channels worldwide for their recently launched (patented) wide-area passive RFID detection Space Ranger 9200

SMI UAV SK0208130917
See us at
SMI12DE BT203280917SMI FAV BT1007161117SMI MilSat BT2907101117SMIUAV BT1005280917Aviation Africa BT18418Advanced Engineering BT1007021117SMI AirMissBT0305251017DSEI LB0911150917