The 13th Asia International Maritime Defence Exhibition opened at the Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore on March 3. A number of international companies demonstrated the latest maritime scientific and technological achievements, such as shipborne weapon systems, unmanned driving systems, and ship power systems. The heads of navies and maritime law enforcement agencies of many countries will also conduct dialogues on enhancing mutual trust and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.
Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said in his opening speech that the Asia International Maritime Defence Exhibition provided an important platform for all parties to deepen mutual trust and reach consensus. He hoped that all parties would take this opportunity to contribute to maintaining regional peace and stability.
It is reported that the exhibition attracted more than 200 companies from 25 countries and regions, as well as multinational maritime forces. The Chinese naval guided missile frigate Yulin and the minesweeper Chibi also went to Singapore to participate in the exhibition and successfully carried out the “Sino-Singapore Cooperation-2023” joint maritime exercise with the Singapore Navy, and jointly completed anti-mine guidance, sea supply occupation, and naval gun live ammunition subject training such as shooting, joint search and rescue, and medical evacuation.
This is the first time in four years that Singapore has hosted the Asia International Maritime Defence Exhibition again, and the exhibition will end today.