Exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2022, which was held between the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the United States Navy (USN) from 9 January, successfully came to a close on 13 January.
Over 2000 personnel from both services took part in the course of the exercises, with the RSN deploying its Endurance-class landing ship tank RSS Endurance and the USN deploying a San Antonio-class landing platform dock USS John P. Murtha, and a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island.
The exercises included a shore phase, where exercise participants conducted joint planning and professional exchanges, followed by the sea phase with various exercise serials such as ship-to-shore training in waters off Pulau Sudong within Singapore territorial waters.
Additionally, personnel from the Singapore Guards and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and a CH-47 Chinook helicopter from the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) were also involved in the exercise.
The inaugural iteration of Exercise CARAT was held in 1995.