The annual Combat Afloat Readiness And Training (CARAT) Singapore opens today between the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the United States Navy (USN).
Assets involved from the two navies are;
Frigate- RSS Intrepid , RSS Supreme
Corvette- RSS Valour, RSS Vigour
Patrol Vessel- RSS Fearless
Submarine- RSS Archer
Aircraft: F-15SG, Fokker 50
Destroyer- USS Lassen
LCS- USS Fort Worth
Submarine- USS Houston
Oiler- USNS Pecos
Aircraft: P-8 Poseidon
Highlights of the exercise include TORPEX between the Seahawks from the two navies as well as the naval ships. For the first time in CARAT SG, both navies will be utilising their respective UAVS, the FireScout from the USN and ScanEagle from the RSN. Also debut is the RSAF’s F-15SG, which in this case will be demonstrating their maritime strike capabilities.