Seven Asean, US navies participate in SEACAT

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Seven Asean, US navies participate in tracking exercise

Liaison Officers (LNO) representing seven navies from Southeast Asia and United States – Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, US and Singapore – have gathered at the Changi C2 Centre in Singapore for the 14th iteration of Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT). “Under the auspice of a fictional United Nations Security Resolution, a combined U.S. and Southeast Asian Anti-Piracy Task Group was formed to thwart a recent increase in incidents of maritime piracy, and smuggling of weapons and narcotics in the Strait of Malacca and the South China Sea,” Task Force 73, US 7th Fleet Foreign Area Officer CDR Greg Adams said of the scenario.

He further added the virtual reality unfolded at the Changi C2 Centre, three U.S. Naval Ships, the AMELIA EARHART, SAFEGUARD, and MILLINOCKET, acting as ‘bad guys’, sailed through the South China Sea, Strait of Malacca and Andaman Sea.

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