10/26/2011: Ships from the U.S. and Bangladesh Navies transit as part of the sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Bangladesh 2011.
Credit: USN Visual Service:09/23/2011
U.S. ships participating in this exercise include the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd, the mine countermeasures ship USS Defender and the guided-missile frigate USS Ford. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness.
- In the second photo Bangladesh sailors riding the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd scope out a practice target before a live-fire exercise. Kidd is off the coast of Bangladesh participating in the sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Bangladesh 2011.
- In the final photo Lt. j.g. Kareen Washington explains the ship’s bridge equipment to Bangladesh navy sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd while Seaman Julie Slater steers the ship.