Sailors from USS Montgomery conduct a visit, board, search and seizure exercise in the Java Sea as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Indonesia on Aug. 6, 2019. (CHRISTOPHER A. VELOICAZA/U.S. NAVY)
Sailors from USS Montgomery conduct a visit, board, search and seizure exercise in the Java Sea as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Indonesia on Aug. 6, 2019. (CHRISTOPHER A. VELOICAZA/U.S. NAVY)

Navy concludes its 25th year of CARAT drills with Indonesia in Java Sea

by Christian Lopez
Stars and Stripes

A weeklong naval exercise designed to improve the ability of Indonesian and U.S. naval forces to work together has wrapped up its 25th year in Indonesia.

Indonesia has taken part in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training, or CARAT, a multiphase exercise involving several countries in South and Southeast Asia, since its inception in 1995.

Sri Lanka was the first stop for CARAT this year, which kicked off in April. However, those drills were cut short after a series of terrorist bombings at churches and other public buildings on Easter Sunday killed as many as 250 people.

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