Cobra Gold 2019

Posted : 2019-02-20 11:26 Updated : 2019-02-20 11:32
US Marines occupy the beach during an amphibious landing in Chonburi on February 16, 2019, at the multi-nation Cobra Gold military exercises. - With weapons drawn camouflaged troops leapt out of amphibious assault craft while explosions sounded and parachutists glided in from above as annual Cobra Gold war games took over a placid Thai beach on February 16. AFP

Thai soldiers (C) inside the Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) in between the Republic of Korea marines during the amphibious assault training as part of the joint military exercise Cobra Gold 2019 at a military base in Chonburi province, Thailand, 16 February 2019. The Cobra Gold 2019 is held in Thailand within the annual military exercises by the Royal Thai Arm Forces and the United States Pacific Command (USPACOM), the largest of their kind in Southeast Asia. In this year are the seven main participating countries Thailand, US, Singapore, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia and Indonesia. China and India participate in civic-action parts of the exercise. More than 9,900 participants from 29 countries participating and the observation in the exercise. The Cobra Gold 2019 lasts until 22 February 2019. EPA

A Thai soldier takes part in the Amphibious Assault Demonstration during the Cobra Gold multilateral military exercise on Hat Yao Beach, Sattahip District, Chonburi Province, Thailand, February 16, 2019. Reuters

US Marines haul landing craft up the beach after an amphibious landing in Chonburi on February 16, 2019, at the multi-nation Cobra Gold military exercises. AFP

Soldiers take part in the Amphibious Assault Demonstration during the Cobra Gold multilateral military exercise on Hat Yao Beach, Sattahip District, Chonburi Province, Thailand, February 16, 2019. Reuters

South Korean and US Marines gather together for photos after an amphibious landing in Chonburi on February 16, 2019, at the multi-nation Cobra Gold military exercises. AFP

US and Thai soldiers approach the beach during an amphibious landing in Chonburi on February 16, 2019, at the multi-nation Cobra Gold military exercises. AFP

US Navy paragliders take part in an amphibious landing in Chonburi on February 16, 2019, at the multi-nation Cobra Gold military exercises. AFP

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) take part in the amphibious assault training during military exercise Cobra Gold 2019 at a military base in Chonburi province, Thailand, 16 February 2019. EPA

US Marines gather together after an amphibious landing in Chonburi on February 16, 2019, at the multi-nation Cobra Gold military exercises. AFP

The military dog tag of a soldier is seen tucked into his shoelaces as he takes part in the Amphibious Assault Demonstration during the Cobra Gold multilateral military exercise on Hat Yao Beach, Sattahip District, Chonburi Province, Thailand, February 16, 2019. Reuters

Thai soldiers wear chemical protective uniforms as they take part in amphibious assault training during military exercise Cobra Gold 2019 at a military base in Chonburi province, Thailand, 16 February 2019. EPA

U.S., South Korean and Thai soldiers take part in the Amphibious Assault Demonstration during the Cobra Gold multilateral military exercise on Hat Yao Beach, Sattahip District, Chonburi Province, Thailand, February 16, 2019. Reuters

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A solider stands in front of skins of snakes during the Cobra Gold multilateral military exercise in Chanthaburi, Thailand February 14, 2019. Reuters

US Marine soldier eats a scorpion during a jungle survival training with Thai soldiers in the joint 'Cobra Gold' military exercise in Chantaburi province on February 14, 2019. AFP

A soldier is fed snake blood during the Cobra Gold multilateral military exercise in Chanthaburi, Thailand, February 14, 2019. Reuters