JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii --
Air and ground units from the United States, the Kingdom of Thailand, and the Republic of Singapore will participate in the Cope Tiger 2017 exercise in Thailand March 20-31, 2017.
Cope Tiger is an annual, multilateral aerial exercise aimed at improving combat readiness and multi-national interoperability between the Republic of Singapore Air Force, Royal Thai Air Force, and U.S. Air Force, while concurrently enhancing the strong defense relations among the three countries.
In addition, the trilateral Civic Assistance programs conducted during CT17 help promote good relationships between the three countries' forces and Thai communities near Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base.
The annual Cope Tiger exercise series demonstrates the U.S. commitment to the region and to addressing regional security challenges and ensuring freedom of the seas through multilateral collaboration.
Approximately 220 U.S. personnel will participate in the exercise along with approximately 1,000 service members from Thailand and Singapore. The multilateral exercise will involve a combined total of 76 aircraft and 43 air defense assets from the three participating countries.