US, Singapore Navies Hold CARAT Exercise

The United States and Singapore navies are holding Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise from 15th to 26th of July in the South China Sea, reported today.

The exercise will focus on sharpening conventional maritime warfare capabilities, according to the Singapore Ministry of Defence.

The Ministry of Defence also said that the exercise will involve 1,400 personnel from USA and Singapore.

The participants are the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), the United States Navy (USN) and the United States Marine Corps.

RSN Archer-class submarine RSS Archer and the USN Littoral Combat Ship USS Freedom will take part in the exercise.

The tradition of holding the bilateral exercises between the US and Singapore dates back to 1995.

Naval Today Staff, July 15, 2013