Royal Thai and U.S. navies begin maritime training during the 28th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise, May 23.
Taking place in the Gulf of Thailand, the exercise highlights U.S. and Thailand’s cooperation to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific that is vital to regional peace, security, and stability.
“Twenty eight years of CARAT Thailand represents the longstanding alliance between the people of Thailand and the United States,” said Cmdr. Brian Bungay, commanding officer, USS Jackson (LCS 6). “We value these opportunities to work with the Royal Thai Navy, promoting regional security cooperation, and strengthening and enhancing our ability to work together while underway.”