SINGAPORE, 18 May 2013
– 20 warships from 12 countries have arrived from around the world for the 10th edition of IMDEX Asia, Asia Pacific’s premier international maritime defence show. The contingent of warships will form the Warships Display of IMDEX Asia 2015 which will be held from 19 to 21 May 2015 at the Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore.
Hailing from as far as the U.S., the contingent of warships comprising patrol vessels, frigates and a submarine includes Australia (HMAS Perth), Bangladesh (BNS Dhaleshwari), Brunei (KDB Daruttaqwa), China (CNS Yulin), India (INS Satpura and INS Kamorta), Indonesia (KRI John Lie and KRI Tombak), Malaysia (KD Lekir), Singapore (Republic of Singapore Navy – RSS Endeavour, RSS Intrepid, MV Swift Rescue; Singapore Police Coast Guard – Mako Shark), South Korea (ROKS Incheon), Sri Lanka (SLNS Sayura), Thailand (HTMS Krabi and P.G.M. 113) and U.S. (USS Fort Worth, USS Mustin and USS Pasadena).
The warships will be berthed at Changi Naval Base, giving trade visitors the unique opportunity to have an up close and personal encounter with the warships, gain insights to operations on board and more importantly, meet and network with naval officers from across the world.
“As we celebrate the 10th edition of IMDEX Asia, we are heartened that navies from around the world see the event as a critical platform to showcase the latest technologies, network and forge new partnerships,” said Leck Chet Lam, Managing Director of Experia Events. “The strong showing of foreign warships illustrates the countries’ unwavering support of IMDEX Asia. This clearly signals their trust in IMDEX Asia to facilitate the cultivation of even closer and stronger strategic bonds.”
IMDEX Asia is organised by Experia Events with the support of the Republic of Singapore Navy, the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre and the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau.