A Marine Corps rotational force is conducting coastal defense drills in Indonesia as part of the Keris Marine exercise. This exercise involves approximately 150 members of Marine Rotational Force-Southeast Asia and 150 Indonesian marines on West Java Island, focusing on strengthening ties between the United States and Indonesia. The training covers coastal defense, joint fires, rocket artillery, and small drones, aiming to enhance mutual capabilities and cooperation between the two nations in the context of the South China Sea’s strategic importance.
- Marine Rotational Force-Southeast Asia is conducting coastal defense drills in Indonesia as part of the Keris Marine exercise.
- The exercise involves U.S. Marines and Indonesian marines and aims to strengthen their relationship and mutual capabilities.
- The training covers various aspects, including coastal defense, joint fires, rocket artillery, and knowledge exchange, with a focus on enhancing cooperation in a region near the contested South China Sea.