USS Charleston Concluded Sea Phase of CARAT Timor-Leste

Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) and Timor-Leste Defense Force (F-FDTL) partnered in the 27th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) maritime exercise in the territorial waters surrounding Port Hera, Dec. 6-7. The CARAT exercise series, celebrating its 27th anniversary, is designed to address shared maritime security concerns and strengthens partnerships between region navies. The sea phase…

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Bilateral Exercise MTA Malaysia 2021 Concludes

As part of the 27th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) series, Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Malaysia 2021 concluded Nov. 30, following eight days of virtual, in-person and at-sea engagements that enhanced collaboration between the Royal Malaysian Navy and U.S. Navy and focused on shared maritime security challenges of the region. U.S. assets participating in MTA Malaysia included the…

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27th CARAT Brunei Concludes

The 27th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei maritime exercise concluded Nov. 19, following five days of virtual engagements that enhanced collaboration between Royal Brunei Armed Forces and U.S. military and focused on shared maritime security challenges of the region. U.S. assets participating in CARAT Brunei included staff from U.S. 7th Fleet, Commander Task Force (CTF) 72, CTF…

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USS Somerset Joins RSS Endurance for CARAT Singapore

December 14, 2020 – U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Republic of Singapore Navy partnered in the 26th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) maritime exercise, in international water of the South China Sea and on Changi Naval Base, Singapore, Dec. 9-14. With over a half century of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Singapore, the two countries…

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