The U.S. Navy confirmed in a statement on Monday that the U.S. Navy is participating in joint military international naval exercises with more than 50 other countries.File photo courtesy of Thomas Maresca/UPI
List of countries and organizations participating in joint international maritime exercises.Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy
February 27 (United Press International) — The U.S. Navy is currently participating in joint military exercises with more than 50 other countries, the U.S. Navy confirmed in a statement on Monday.
This marks the eighth batch of international maritime exercise Since its first launch in 2012.
The IMX military training was held concurrently with Cutlass Express, an exercise off the coast of East Africa and the western Indian Ocean “designed to counter malicious influence, aggression and activity across overlapping command seams and maritime domains,” According to U.S. Africa Command.
The joint exercises, led by U.S. Navy Europe-Africa, took place in the Arabian Gulf, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea, Indian Ocean and off the coast of East Africa.
Cutlass Express is scheduled to end on March 17th, while IMX will end the day before.
The more than 50 participating countries combined will employ more than 7,000 people, 35 ships and more than 30 unmanned artificial intelligence systems.
In addition to individual countries, Interpol, the EU Naval Force and the International Maritime Security Organization are also involved.
last year, naval training activity count More than 9,000 personnel.