The US Army has given the new task of the coastal warship: anti narcotics

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 The US Army has given the new task of the coastal warship: anti narcotics


The independent class Littoral Combat Ship independence and Coronado are sailing on the Pacific Ocean. At the April 12th congressional hearing, the US Defense Minister Matisse and the chairman of the Federation, Deng Fude, confirmed that the US Department of defense was considering the enforcement of narcotics for the coastal warships. U. S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said in a memorandum last December that the number of drugs smuggled into the United States has doubled since the US Navy stopped participating in anti narcotics in 2015. Prior to that, the international anti drug team participated in the smuggling of 283 tons of cocaine. Republican congressman Bradley Bain strongly supported the use of the coastal battleship to combat drug smuggling. He recently visited Latin America and visited the coca eradication work in Columbia. Bourne said: the coca planting area in Columbia has increased, which means that the production of cocaine will also increase. At present, Columbia is the largest drug supplier in the United States. Byrne is also a supporter of the 355 ship Navy program. He argues that the marine battleship is not suitable for the current western Pacific and Black Sea missions, which require more protection and more long-range missiles, such as the Navys FFG (X) frigate in the bidding. In contrast, the coastal battleship is more suitable for the implementation of the anti narcotics mission because of its relatively fast speed and relatively long voyage. The long bow Hellfire missile for the coastal battleship is a special anti boat weapon, but it cant be used when dealing with a combat ship. However, there are still some legal problems in mobilizing the navy to take part in drug control. The United States provides that the navy can not directly fight crime, and can only use the communication system and sensor suite to assist the coast guard to combat crime. In addition, some professionals did not support the plan, and the retired naval Colonel, Rick Hoffman, had been involved in the anti narcotics operations within the jurisdiction of the Southern Command. He believes that although the frigate warships are flexible, agile and self-contained in naval vessels, they are still inferior to the special coast guard patrol ships. Instead of mobilizing the navy to fight drugs, it is better to increase the investment to the coast guard. The United States Navy is reexamining the location of the combatant on the sea, which means to change the established function and operation of the warship on the sea, as the concept of the war has undergone significant changes. For example, the US Navy has planned to replace the task module to ensure that every marine warship is able to move quickly between the water surface, the anti submarine warfare and the anti water mine war configuration. However, the US Navy is now planning to equip each ship semi permanently with an equipment configuration, that is to say that a marine warship can only perform one of the three tasks. The mission modules of the coastal battleship are designed to be replaced quickly, but the US military does not seem to want to replace them. Source: observer editor: Liang Lian Fei _NBJS6165