|Thai-Online||Date: Monday, 04.02.2019, 13:47 | Message # 1|
|From 12 to 22 February 2019 of the year, Cobra Gold-2019 military exercises will be held in Thailand. International Cobra Gold maneuvers (Cobra Gold) - the largest military exercises for several types of troops in Asia, have been held in the Kingdom of Thailand since 1982.|
Initially emerged as bilateral US-Thai, this year they will be held 37 times.
The official start of the exercise will be 12 February 2019 of the year on the basis of the Navy in the city of Sattahip, and the closing is scheduled for February 22 on the Phu Lamyai parade ground in Nakhon Ratchasima province.
The bulk of the participants in the exercises Cobra Gold-2019 will make up the US and Thai military. In recent years, military contingents from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan have also participated in tactical maneuvers. Soldiers from the PRC and India will take part in humanitarian operations that are part of the training program.
The purpose of the exercises is to confront regional and world conflicts, the struggle for international cooperation and stability in the region.
This year, the Golden Cobra exercise will consist of three main phases: a drill for soldiers and a workshop for senior military leaders, a presentation of civilian humanitarian assistance projects to selected regions of Thailand, and field exercises that include a wide range of tasks and aimed at strengthening the links between representatives of different religions and increasing the efficiency of interaction between different branches of the military.
The international planning team for maneuvers included representatives from Bangladesh, Mongolia, Nepal and the Philippines. This year’s maneuvers will focus on general training of personnel, training of chiefs of staff in planning military operations, the organization of humanitarian operations, field training and a number of other aspects.
Headquarters commanders will take part in the training programs of Staffex and C2EX, where they will develop skills to manage troop groups in the field. In addition, military experts from another eighteen countries will participate in the planning of the exercise or will attend them as observers.