Kuwait and U.S. Naval Forces Conduct Exercise in North Arabian Gulf

November 07, 2020

The Kuwait Naval Force (KNF), Kuwait Coast Guard and U.S. Navy and Coast Guard forces assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) participated in a bilateral, joint maritime security patrol exercise in the North Arabian Gulf, Nov. 5
201105-N-N0146-1589 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 05 2020) The guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), Kuwait Naval Force missile boat Al- Saadi (P 3723), Kuwait Coast Guard fast patrol boat Marzoug (P 314) and U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats USCGC Aquidneck (WPB 1309) and USCGC Monomoy (WPB 1326) steam in formation during a joint maritime security patrol exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 5. Ralph Johnson is part of Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce.