Carat2 or Berkarat (rusted) Part II

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Defence refers to the Bernama story below. Need we say further?
Malaysian National News Agency

Malaysia-US Armed Forces Exercise Ends With Amphibious Assault
July 12, 2007 19:50 PM

MERSING, July 12 (Bernama) — The Malaysia-United States armed forces exercise “Carat 07” (Cooperation Afloat Readiness And Training) which began on June 24 ended with an amphibious assault at Tanjung Resang beach.

“Carat 07” director Kepten K. Soundrajan who is also Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) maritime tactical centre commander said the exercise was proof of the close cooperation between the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) and the United States Armed Forces (USAF).

“The exercise which called for joint-operations on land, sea and air showed a high level of cooperation,” he told reporters here Thursday.

About 1,200 MAF and 1,500 USAF members were involved in “Carat 07” held at several locations in Pahang, Terengganu and Johor.

He said the exercise gave the two armed forces opportunity to test their inter-operability and war doctrines aimed at upgrading capability in an array of missions.

Meanwhile, “Carat 07” deputy director Captain Al Collins Sr of USAF said the relationship and cooperation between the two armed forces during the exercise was strong.

The USAF brought a robust force as well as vast capacity to work with the MAF in various combat operations.

Collins complimented the professionalism of MAF members during the entire exercise.

“Having trained with the Thai Armed Forces and before that, the Philippines Armed Forces, I can say that that the Malaysian Armed Forces members are extremely professional when carrying out their operations and duties.”

He added the USAF members learnt a lot from their MAF counterparts during training to provide maritime security to the region.


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