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The Saudi Hawks, the Royal Saudi Air Force aerobatic display team, uses colored smoke to create displays while flying in various formations at the Bahrain International Airshow Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.  Thirty-three military delegations from 19 countries took part in the event.
The Saudi Hawks, the Royal Saudi Air Force aerobatic display team, uses colored smoke to create displays while flying in various formations at the Bahrain International Airshow Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. Thirty-three military delegations from 19 countries took part in the event. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)
The Saudi Hawks, the Royal Saudi Air Force aerobatic display team, uses colored smoke to create displays while flying in various formations at the Bahrain International Airshow Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.  Thirty-three military delegations from 19 countries took part in the event.
The Saudi Hawks, the Royal Saudi Air Force aerobatic display team, uses colored smoke to create displays while flying in various formations at the Bahrain International Airshow Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. Thirty-three military delegations from 19 countries took part in the event. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)
A member of the Saudi Hawks, the Royal Saudi Air Force aerobatic display team, flies behind the rest of the team during a flight demonstration at the Bahrain International Airshow on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.
A member of the Saudi Hawks, the Royal Saudi Air Force aerobatic display team, flies behind the rest of the team during a flight demonstration at the Bahrain International Airshow on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)
Members of the Saudi Hawks, the Royal Saudi Air Force aerobatic display team, pass each other during a flight demonstration at the Bahrain International Airshow on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.
Members of the Saudi Hawks, the Royal Saudi Air Force aerobatic display team, pass each other during a flight demonstration at the Bahrain International Airshow on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)
The Saudi Hawks, the Royal Saudi Air Force aerobatic display team, color the sky with smoke during a demonstration at the Bahrain International Airshow on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.  More than 30,000 people attended the three-day show, organizers said.
The Saudi Hawks, the Royal Saudi Air Force aerobatic display team, color the sky with smoke during a demonstration at the Bahrain International Airshow on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. More than 30,000 people attended the three-day show, organizers said. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)
A member of the Saudi Hawks, the Royal Saudi Air Force aerobatic display team, flies past the rest of his team while they are in formation during the Bahrain International Airshow Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.  More than 40 countries, including 33 military delegations, took part in the biennial event.
A member of the Saudi Hawks, the Royal Saudi Air Force aerobatic display team, flies past the rest of his team while they are in formation during the Bahrain International Airshow Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. More than 40 countries, including 33 military delegations, took part in the biennial event. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)
Onlookers watch the Bahrain International Airshow's flight display on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.  Organizers say that more than 30,000 people turned out for the three-day event.
Onlookers watch the Bahrain International Airshow's flight display on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. Organizers say that more than 30,000 people turned out for the three-day event. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)
A member of the Kingdom of Bahrain Police Band plays the bagpipes during a performance at the Bahrain International Airshow on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.
A member of the Kingdom of Bahrain Police Band plays the bagpipes during a performance at the Bahrain International Airshow on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)
Mark Jeffries, a nine-time British aerobatic champion, uses pyrotechnics while twisting his Extra 330SC during an evening flight demonstration at the Bahrain International Airshow on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.
Mark Jeffries, a nine-time British aerobatic champion, uses pyrotechnics while twisting his Extra 330SC during an evening flight demonstration at the Bahrain International Airshow on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)
The United Kingdom-based Twister Aerobatics Team fly through the sky at dusk during a "Twilight Pyrotechnic Display" at the Bahrain International Airshow on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. More than 40 countries took part in the three-day event.
The United Kingdom-based Twister Aerobatics Team fly through the sky at dusk during a "Twilight Pyrotechnic Display" at the Bahrain International Airshow on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. More than 40 countries took part in the three-day event. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)
Members of the Twister Aerobatics Team launch fireworks from the wings of their planes during their "Twilight Pyrotechnic Display" at the Bahrain International Airshow on Saturday Jan. 23, 2016.
Members of the Twister Aerobatics Team launch fireworks from the wings of their planes during their "Twilight Pyrotechnic Display" at the Bahrain International Airshow on Saturday Jan. 23, 2016. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)
Members of the Twister Aerobatics Team keep a tight formation while shooting sparks at their "Twilight Pyrotechnic Display" at the Bahrain International Airshow on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.
Members of the Twister Aerobatics Team keep a tight formation while shooting sparks at their "Twilight Pyrotechnic Display" at the Bahrain International Airshow on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)
The Twister Aerobatics Team performs a ''Twilight Pyrotechnic Display" at the Bahrain International Airshow on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.
The Twister Aerobatics Team performs a ''Twilight Pyrotechnic Display" at the Bahrain International Airshow on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)

MANAMA, Bahrain — The Bahrain International Airshow drew more exhibitors and visitors and resulted in more orders than the 2014 show, officials said after the thee-day event concluded.

Participation in the biennial air show has increased 60 percent since the first show in 2010, organizers said in a news release issued after the show ended Saturday.

The show resulted in orders valued at $9 billion, as more than 135 companies took part — more than in any previous year.

Companies and delegations from around the world participated, including the U.S. military, which was represented with aircraft from all four service branches. Among aircraft on display were an MH-60S Seahawk, a CH-47 Chinook, an MV-22 Osprey, an AV-8 Harrier, an F/A-18 Super Hornet, and an F-15E Strike Eagle. There also was a short flight demonstration of the F-22 Raptor.

The next show will be held in November 2018.

church.chris@stripes.com

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