JS YUGIRI participated in multi-lateral exercise “CARAT2021” with the U.S. Navy and Sri Lanka Navy

On Jun 30, JS YUGIRI participated in multi-lateral training “CARAT2021” in the waters northeast of Sri Lanka with the U.S. Navy and the Sri Lanka Navy.
USS Charleston, P-8A maritime patrol aircraft, MH-60S helicopter from the U.S. Navy, SLNS Sayurala, SLNS Gajabahu, and BELL212 helicopter from the Sri Lanka Navy participated in this exercise and conducted search and rescue, tactical maneuvers, and other training to improve our tactical skills and interoperability with the U.S. Navy, as well as to strengthen friendship and cooperation with the Sri Lanka Navy.
CARAT (Cooperation Afloat Readiness And Training) is an annual training event conducted by the U.S. Navy with South and Southeast Asian navies since 1995 to strengthen partnership and promote maritime security cooperation. The JMSDF, together with the U.S. Navy and friendly navies, is building relationships between regional navies and enhancing maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region.
Despite COVID-19, the Self-Defense Fleet remains responsive and integrates with allied and friendly navies and contributes to support stability in the Indo-Pacific region.