In Malaysia the participation in the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 23 (LIMA23) talking about technology and development in the maritime and aerospace sector among the navies and cultures around the world
It is the evocative landscape of Langkawi, Malaysia, to be the backdrop to over 40 naval units and numerous air assets from all over the world on the occasion of the Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition LIMA23 from 23 to 28 May. In what is one of the most prestigious exhibitions in the world of the maritime and aerospace industry, Nave Morosini, with its iconic shapes and characteristics, testifies to the excellence of Italian shipbuilding and the technological development pursued by the Navy and, at the same time, with its crew, represents Italian culture in the world, as an appendix of a moving country system that identifies growth in the sea, progress and opportunity.
There have been numerous events that have involved the ship and its crew, testifying to the closeness of all the actors who contribute to the mission of Nave Morosini and the interest shown by foreign navies towards the Navy and the national industry.
The stop in Langkawi, which began with the visit of the Deputy Minister of Transport Infrastructure Hon. Edoardo Rixi, reiterated Italy’s attention in an area of growing geopolitical importance and how also in military technological innovation there is an opportunity for our Country System. The numerous onboard visits of Malaysia’s political authorities including the Minister of Defense, Dato’ Seri Utama Mohamad Bin Haji Hasan, the Minister of the Interior, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution bin Ismail, and the Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Dato Sri Haji Fadillah bin Haji Yusof, as well as the sultans of the Perak, Perlis and Sultans of the regions of Perak, Perlis and Kedah have contributed to give prestige to our technology in the context of LIMA23 and to become aware of the attention that this part of the world pays to our country.
But LIMA23 was not only this. It was confrontation, dialogue, opportunities for growth and cultural sharing, in a mixture of events that developed both in the structures of the exhibition hall and in the city of Langkawi. Occasions such as participation in the Naval Engineering Conference or the daily OPSO Discussions have in fact brought together the Officers of all the ships participating in the event, allowing them to look at the technological advances that characterize the new shipbuilding in the international arena and to discuss methodologies and operating procedures replicated, then, even at sea on the last day, in a series of kinematic maneuvers with difficulty increasing.
The closing ceremony of the event, concretized in the Fleet and Food Festival, finally closed the curtain on the 5 days of intense activity through a cultural event in which each crew became the protagonist in illustrating their culture and culinary traditions, remembering how only the sea, the leitmotif of the event, unites different peoples, cultures, histories and traditions.
Nave Morosini, the only European ship at the event, was able to appreciate the value of the event, understanding the meaning and opportunity of its mission, which is realized, day after day, and in every detail, in highlighting its diplomatic action and representation of the nation in the Indo-Pacific area.
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