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Bloomberg: US Congress may cut funding for the coastal zone building program

The US coastal zone Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program was at a crossroads - the military is going to ask Congress for an extra $ 14 billion to build the last 12 ships, but they are not sure that they will receive full funding, Bloomberg writes.

Bloomberg: US Congress may cut funding for the coastal zone building program

“In Congress, they must decide whether to allocate additional funds to billions of dollars already spent on ships that were twice as expensive as expected, but with less combat capabilities. The US Navy plans to apply for funding early next year to get money for the latest 12 from 40 ships, ”the newspaper newspaper article cited. Look.

One of the main critics of the project is Senator John McCain. "Taxpayers paid - and still pay - for 26 ships that have demonstrated incapacity," he said.

However, the project can still get support in the person of President-elect Donald Trump, the agency notes and recalls that during the election campaign, he "promised to increase the fleet to 350 ships instead of 272 available to the Navy today."

In turn, the US Court of Auditors believes that "история with the LCS project should be instructive "and called prior approval of the purchase of the remaining 12 ships" premature. "

In February, Bloomberg reported that the newest coastal ship, the USS Coronado, "failed the exercises, failing to properly repel the attack of the lower class ships." The publication also reported on a variety of system problems found during the test, such as “interruptions in the network communication system, problems with generators and air-conditioning systems, as well as failures in the cybersecurity system.”
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  1. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 2 December 2016 16: 47
    And they may not cut back. Oh damn vanguards.
    1. St Petrov
      St Petrov 2 December 2016 18: 13
      I advise everyone to watch a little kinchik (yesterday I looked, it is in quality everywhere) about arms purchases in the US Army)

      Not really about ship subjects - but I think there is everywhere plus or minus the same with contractors

      Therefore, it is not surprising where Chinese chips come from, problems with air conditioners and combat readiness in general

      that's all funny.
      1. cniza
        cniza 2 December 2016 18: 26
        They have something that they worry or want, the same Mackeyne, to shove "their" programs.
    2. GSH-18
      GSH-18 2 December 2016 19: 50
      Bloomberg: US Congress may cut funding for the coastal zone building program

      Yo, well, damn it! The main thing is the ships of the ocean zone. They certainly will not cut the budget! It suggests that American politics will remain predatory ...
  2. alexeypill
    alexeypill 2 December 2016 17: 01
    Is the machine broken?
    1. Sergey333
      Sergey333 2 December 2016 19: 35
      No, the cotton for the bills is over wassat
  3. Skeptic Self-Taught
    Skeptic Self-Taught 2 December 2016 18: 26
    Why don’t they ask the IMF for loans secured by reforms?
  4. bald
    bald 2 December 2016 19: 31
    The main reason is not even the characteristics of the ships. This is the pure psychology of the states --- we, a superpower, have not and will not have conflicts in our coastal waters. Why invest in this business if it does not move. They think "right" - everything is calm in Baghdad.
    1. seos
      seos 3 December 2016 14: 03
      These ships were not created to sail in the waters of the United States, they were created to carry out police surveillance operations off the coast of other countries, including Russia and China.
      Although under-corvettes of 250 lem apiece .... even for amers, this is too much, obviously the amount of kickbacks increased the cost of ships.
  5. VadimSt
    VadimSt 2 December 2016 20: 13
    The right decision! Why build coastal - you need to build, cut loot and anchor them in the Nevada desert.
    1. sharp-lad
      sharp-lad 4 December 2016 13: 16
      In the sea, in the sea! To the Belorussian Sea under the Rostov Mountains.
  6. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 2 December 2016 20: 16
    These ships turned out to have better driving performance than conceived, and combat - lower than conceived.
    Like a ferrari with a machine gun. They were planned to be used to protect the US maritime borders, and now
    trying to fit against China. And there the enemy is serious, and his ships have darkness.
    Weapon systems need to be strengthened at times ... that’s the crossroads ...
  7. Denimax
    Denimax 2 December 2016 20: 45
    The risky construction of these trimarans. The speed is high, but the load on the bunch of floats is decent, especially of such sizes.
    As in a regatta, trimarans are quick, but break (in half) more often.)
  8. Operator
    Operator 2 December 2016 20: 54
    The construction program of trimarans instead of normal displacement ships - this is clearly drank the budget, since the seaworthiness of the first is close to zero.

    By all accounts, the most sober-minded in the US Congress is Republican John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He is adamantly opposed to another miracle in feathers - the F-35 "Jet Pigs" construction program.
    1. demiurg
      demiurg 3 December 2016 11: 15
      Quote: Operator

      Apparently, the most sobering in the US Congress is Republican John McCain,

      This boy with magnetized hemispheres, which Forrestal nearly ruined (a joke with a grain of truth) is just lobbying another group of enterprises.
    2. seos
      seos 3 December 2016 14: 05
      He just did not guess to give a rollback)