At the 23rd CARAT exercise in Thailand (Source: defense.gov)
 
Washington D.C. (VNA) - The US Navy and the Royal Thai Navy began the 24th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise in Pattaya, Thailand, on June 14.

The multi-national exercise series is organised in bilateral phases with regional nations and is designed to enhance capabilities in a broad spectrum of naval operations.

 

The exercise series feature cooperative evolutions that highlight the ability of partner nations to work together towards the common goal of ensuring a free, open, and stable Indo-Pacific maritime security environment. 

 

Additional phases of CARAT will take place in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and Bangladesh throughout summer.-VNA