09 February 2014 22:30 | By PlasaMSN, additional reporting by xinmsn
What to expect at the Singapore Airshow

Indonesia's defence officials have decided not to attend this year's Singapore's Airshow, missing out on the fantastic aerial display by international flight teams like South Korea's Black Eagles



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The Singapore Airshow will open to the public on Tuesday, but Indonesian defence officials will not be on the guest list this year. This was announced on Sunday following a diplomatic row over the controversial naming of an Indonesian warship.

The Indonesian navy has been steadfast in their decision to name the ship after two Indonesian marines, Usman Haji Mohamed Ali and Harun Said, who were responsible for the deadly 1965 bombing in Singapore.

Three people died and 33 were injured in the Orchard Road building attack. It was part of then-Indonesian president Sukarno’s plan to stage an armed confrontation against the federation of Malaysia, which included Singapore at that time.

The airshow will also commemorate the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s 45th anniversary, with the Black Knight’s performing their popular aerial display. The Singapore Airshow will be open to the public from 11-16 February at the Changi Exhibition Centre.

Above, South Korea Air Force's Black Eagles performing during an aerial display ahead of the Singapore Airshow at an industry preview. They are the 53rd Air Demonstration Group of the Republic of Korea Air Force.

Click to see a quick preview of some of the aerial flight displays scheduled for The Singapore Airshow 2014...

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