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C7F, USS Coronado Highlight US Participation at Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition

Littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) steams independently during operations in the South China Sea, Feb. 1, 2017. Currently on a rotational deployment in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, Coronado is a fast and agile warship tailor-made to patrol the region's littorals and work hull-to-hull with partner navies, providing 7th Fleet with the flexible capabilities it needs now and in the future.

Littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) steams independently during operations in the South China Sea, Feb. 1, 2017. Currently on a rotational deployment in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, Coronado is a fast and agile warship tailor-made to patrol the region's littorals and work hull-to-hull with partner navies, providing 7th Fleet with the flexible capabilities it needs now and in the future.

The littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) transits the South China Sea during training, Feb. 12, 2017. Currently on a rotational deployment in support of the Asia-Pacific rebalance, Coronado is a fast and agile warship tailor-made to patrol the region's littorals and work hull-to-hull with partner navies, providing 7th Fleet with the flexible capabilities it needs now and in the future.

The littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) transits the South China Sea during training, Feb. 12, 2017. Currently on a rotational deployment in support of the Asia-Pacific rebalance, Coronado is a fast and agile warship tailor-made to patrol the region's littorals and work hull-to-hull with partner navies, providing 7th Fleet with the flexible capabilities it needs now and in the future.

Littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) departs Changi Naval Base for an underway period to prepare for upcoming operations and maritime security engagements in the region, Jan. 31, 2017. Currently on a rotational deployment in support of the Asia-Pacific Rebalance, Coronado is a fast and agile warship tailor-made to patrol the region's littorals and work hull-to-hull with partner navies, providing 7th Fleet with the flexible capabilities it needs now and in the future.

Littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) departs Changi Naval Base for an underway period to prepare for upcoming operations and maritime security engagements in the region, Jan. 31, 2017. Currently on a rotational deployment in support of the Asia-Pacific Rebalance, Coronado is a fast and agile warship tailor-made to patrol the region's littorals and work hull-to-hull with partner navies, providing 7th Fleet with the flexible capabilities it needs now and in the future.

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber aircraft with the 7th Bomb Wing, 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, currently deployed to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, conduct a flyover during Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017, Langkawi Island, Malaysia, March 21, 2017. LIMA is the premier aerospace and maritime exhibition in Malaysia. The biennial event helps grow military-to-military relationship between participants. The B-1 is a highly versatile, multi-mission weapon system that can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against any adversary. The B-1 is a key component to improving both joint service and ally interoperability. The rotation of this aircraft supports U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence, and is specifically designed to demonstrate the commitment of the U.S. to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Clark)

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber aircraft with the 7th Bomb Wing, 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, currently deployed to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, conduct a flyover during Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017, Langkawi Island, Malaysia, March 21, 2017. LIMA is the premier aerospace and maritime exhibition in Malaysia. The biennial event helps grow military-to-military relationship between participants. The B-1 is a highly versatile, multi-mission weapon system that can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against any adversary. The B-1 is a key component to improving both joint service and ally interoperability. The rotation of this aircraft supports U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence, and is specifically designed to demonstrate the commitment of the U.S. to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Clark)

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refueler with the 141st Air Refueling Wing of the Washington Air National Guard from Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, is displayed during the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017 in Sirat, Malaysia, March 21, 2017. Events such as LIMA contribute to increased interoperability and security throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. LIMA presents an opportunity for participants to focus on strengthening military-to-military ties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt Jessica Clark)

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refueler with the 141st Air Refueling Wing of the Washington Air National Guard from Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, is displayed during the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017 in Sirat, Malaysia, March 21, 2017. Events such as LIMA contribute to increased interoperability and security throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. LIMA presents an opportunity for participants to focus on strengthening military-to-military ties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt Jessica Clark)

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber aircraft with the 7th Bomb Wing, 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, currently deployed to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, conduct a flyover during Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017, Langkawi Island, Malaysia, March 21, 2017. LIMA is the premier aerospace and maritime exhibition in Malaysia. The biennial event helps grow military-to-military relationship between participants. The B-1 is a highly versatile, multi-mission weapon system that can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against any adversary. The B-1 is a key component to improving both joint service and ally interoperability. The rotation of this aircraft supports U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence, and is specifically designed to demonstrate the commitment of the U.S. to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Clark)

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber aircraft with the 7th Bomb Wing, 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, currently deployed to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, conduct a flyover during Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017, Langkawi Island, Malaysia, March 21, 2017. LIMA is the premier aerospace and maritime exhibition in Malaysia. The biennial event helps grow military-to-military relationship between participants. The B-1 is a highly versatile, multi-mission weapon system that can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against any adversary. The B-1 is a key component to improving both joint service and ally interoperability. The rotation of this aircraft supports U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence, and is specifically designed to demonstrate the commitment of the U.S. to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Clark)

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber aircraft with the 7th Bomb Wing, 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, currently deployed to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, conduct a flyover during Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017, Langkawi Island, Malaysia, March 21, 2017. LIMA is the premier aerospace and maritime exhibition in Malaysia. The biennial event helps grow military-to-military relationship between participants. The B-1 is a highly versatile, multi-mission weapon system that can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against any adversary. The B-1 is a key component to improving both joint service and ally interoperability. The rotation of this aircraft supports U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence, and is specifically designed to demonstrate the commitment of the U.S. to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Clark)

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber aircraft with the 7th Bomb Wing, 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, currently deployed to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, conduct a flyover during Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017, Langkawi Island, Malaysia, March 21, 2017. LIMA is the premier aerospace and maritime exhibition in Malaysia. The biennial event helps grow military-to-military relationship between participants. The B-1 is a highly versatile, multi-mission weapon system that can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against any adversary. The B-1 is a key component to improving both joint service and ally interoperability. The rotation of this aircraft supports U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence, and is specifically designed to demonstrate the commitment of the U.S. to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Clark)

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber aircraft with the 7th Bomb Wing, 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, currently deployed to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, conduct a flyover during Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017, Langkawi Island, Malaysia, March 21, 2017. LIMA is the premier aerospace and maritime exhibition in Malaysia. The biennial event helps grow military-to-military relationship between participants. The B-1 is a highly versatile, multi-mission weapon system that can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against any adversary. The B-1 is a key component to improving both joint service and ally interoperability. The rotation of this aircraft supports U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence, and is specifically designed to demonstrate the commitment of the U.S. to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Clark)

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber aircraft with the 7th Bomb Wing, 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, currently deployed to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, conduct a flyover during Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017, Langkawi Island, Malaysia, March 21, 2017. LIMA is the premier aerospace and maritime exhibition in Malaysia. The biennial event helps grow military-to-military relationship between participants. The B-1 is a highly versatile, multi-mission weapon system that can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against any adversary. The B-1 is a key component to improving both joint service and ally interoperability. The rotation of this aircraft supports U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence, and is specifically designed to demonstrate the commitment of the U.S. to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Clark)

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber aircraft with the 7th Bomb Wing, 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, currently deployed to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, conduct a flyover during Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017, Langkawi Island, Malaysia, March 21, 2017. LIMA is the premier aerospace and maritime exhibition in Malaysia. The biennial event helps grow military-to-military relationship between participants. The B-1 is a highly versatile, multi-mission weapon system that can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against any adversary. The B-1 is a key component to improving both joint service and ally interoperability. The rotation of this aircraft supports U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence, and is specifically designed to demonstrate the commitment of the U.S. to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Clark)

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber aircraft with the 7th Bomb Wing, 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, currently deployed to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, conduct a flyover during Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017, Langkawi Island, Malaysia, March 21, 2017. LIMA is the premier aerospace and maritime exhibition in Malaysia. The biennial event helps grow military-to-military relationship between participants. The B-1 is a highly versatile, multi-mission weapon system that can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against any adversary. The B-1 is a key component to improving both joint service and ally interoperability. The rotation of this aircraft supports U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence, and is specifically designed to demonstrate the commitment of the U.S. to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Clark)

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refueler with the 141st Air Refueling Wing of the Washington Air National Guard from Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, is displayed during the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017 in Sirat, Malaysia, March 21, 2017. Events such as LIMA contribute to increased interoperability and security throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. LIMA presents an opportunity for participants to focus on strengthening military-to-military ties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt Jessica Clark)
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A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refueler with the 141st Air Refueling Wing of the Washington Air National Guard from Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, is displayed during the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017 in Sirat, Malaysia, March 21, 2017. Events such as LIMA contribute to increased interoperability and security throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. LIMA presents an opportunity for participants to focus on strengthening military-to-military ties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt Jessica Clark)

A U.S. Air Force MQ-1B Predator remote piloted aircraft with the 147th Air Reconnaissance Wing of the Texas Air National Guard is on display at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Expedition (LIMA) 2017, in Sirat, Malaysia, March 21, 2017. Events such as LIMA contribute to increased interoperability and security throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. LIMA presents an opportunity for participants to focus on strengthening military-to-military ties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt Jessica Clark)
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A U.S. Air Force MQ-1B Predator remote piloted aircraft with the 147th Air Reconnaissance Wing of the Texas Air National Guard is on display at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Expedition (LIMA) 2017, in Sirat, Malaysia, March 21, 2017. Events such as LIMA contribute to increased interoperability and security throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. LIMA presents an opportunity for participants to focus on strengthening military-to-military ties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt Jessica Clark)

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refueler with the 141st Air Refueling Wing of the Washington Air National Guard from Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, is displayed during the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017 in Sirat, Malaysia, March 21, 2017. Events such as LIMA contribute to increased interoperability and security throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. LIMA presents an opportunity for participants to focus on strengthening military-to-military ties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt Jessica Clark)
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A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refueler with the 141st Air Refueling Wing of the Washington Air National Guard from Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, is displayed during the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017 in Sirat, Malaysia, March 21, 2017. Events such as LIMA contribute to increased interoperability and security throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. LIMA presents an opportunity for participants to focus on strengthening military-to-military ties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt Jessica Clark)

LANGKAWI, Malaysia -- Assets from the U.S. Navy and Air Force are on display from March 21-25 at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition 2017.

Founded in 1991, LIMA is a biennial event that has become a premier destination for aerospace and maritime manufacturers. The U.S. last participated in LIMA in 2015.

"LIMA is a tremendous opportunity for the United States military to engage with counterparts in Southeast Asia and to showcase our capabilities and assets,” said U.S Ambassador to Malaysia, Kamala Shirin Lakhdir. “It is also an opportunity for U.S. companies to expand their markets in Southeast Asia. The strong U.S. presence at LIMA this year demonstrates our increased engagement with Malaysia and our commitment to the region."

U.S. Navy assets featured at LIMA include the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) and the embarked MH-60S Seahawk helicopter and two MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopters. Additionally, two F/A 18F Super Hornets from Strike Fighter Squadron 102 (VFA-102), and one P-8A Poseidon from patrol squadron 10 (VP-10) will be on display throughout the exhibition.

Vice Admiral Joseph P. Aucoin, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, talked about the significance of U.S. participation and how exhibitions like LIMA contribute to regional security.

“This exhibition is important and allows me to meet with my counterparts from ASEAN countries and our Malaysian hosts to discuss the shared maritime threats in the region,” he said. “This exhibition showcases new technologies and hardware that could be a solution to address the security challenges that we all face."

Representing the U.S Air Force at LIMA through static displays and aerial demonstrations are one KC-135 Stratotanker from the 141st Air Refueling Wing of the Washington Air National Guard, one MQ-1B Predator from the 147th Air Reconnaissance Wing of the Texas Air National Guard and one B-1B Lancer from the 7th Bomb Wing, 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, currently deployed to Guam.

“The United States Air Force and the Washington National Guard are honored to participate in LIMA 2017,” said Brigadier General John Tuohy, commander, Washington Air National Guard. “ We look forward to building upon our strong foundation of cooperation and trust and to further enhance our mutual interests through the state partnership program.”

More than 150 U.S. service members will participate in LIMA 17 with approximately 150 Navy Sailors from Pacific Fleet and approximately 40 Air Force Airmen assigned to Pacific Air Forces.

Through participation in air shows and other regional events, the United States is able to demonstrate its commitment to the security of the Indo-Asia Pacific region, promote the standardization and interoperability of equipment, and display capabilities critical to the success of current and future military operations.

The U.S. 7th Fleet conducts forward-deployed naval operations in support of U.S. national interests in the Indo-Asia-Pacific area of operations. As the U.S. Navy's largest numbered fleet, 7th Fleet interacts with 35 other maritime nations to build maritime partnerships that foster maritime security, promote stability and prevent conflict.