Thai - US "CARAT" Joint Military Exercise
The arrival of four U.S. Navy ships and several aircraft at various ports on Thursday marks the beginning of 18th Cooperation Afloat R...
Additionally, Vietnam participates in a CARAT-like skills exchange. The commander overseeing the exercise for the US Navy is Rear Admiral Thomas Carney who joined Vice Admiral Surachai, Fleet Chief of Staff for the Royal Thai Navy at the opening ceremony at Sattahip Navy Base. The Thai phase of the nine-day exercise which began on Thursday, not only strengthens relationships between the Thai and US Navy’s but also ensures battle readiness for both sides.
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