US, Malaysia Launch Naval Exercise

CARAT Malaysia 2015 kicks off.

US, Malaysia Launch Naval Exercise

By Prashanth Parameswaran

On August 17, the United States and Malaysia kicked off a bilateral naval exercise in Sandakan in eastern Malaysia.

The 21st annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia exercise is designed to address shared maritime security concerns, build relationships and enhance interoperability between U.S. and Malaysian Armed Forces. It is part of a series of bilateral naval exercises conducted by the U.S. Navy with partners and now involves nine countries in South and Southeast Asia – Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Timor-Leste (See: “US Eyes Expanded Military Exercises with ASEAN Navies”).

To continue reading, please click here.


Previous Article
Next Article

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *