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US Marine Corps changes its mind about decommissioning Mark VI boats

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The American command announced the data, on the basis of which the United States canceled its decision to write off the Mark VI boats. Recall that at the beginning of 2021, it was announced that 12 such boats, which are included in the arsenal of the Marine Corps, would be decommissioned in the United States. The KMP said that they "do not have enough funds for their maintenance and modernization."


This decision was voiced simultaneously with another initiative - to start withdrawing tank units from the USMC. This was due to the need to increase the mobility of the marines.

Commenting on the decision to write off, the ILC said that "Mark VI patrol boats are not suitable for participation in major operations - for example, in operations against Russia or China."

Now it turns out that the Biden administration is going to allocate funds for the maintenance and modernization of these boats. At the same time, it is known that money will begin to flow no earlier than 2022 - already from the new military budget. At the same time, the US military budget itself for 2022 will be about 6% less in volume than the 2021 treasury.

For reference: Mark VI boats have been manufactured in the USA since 2015. They are armed with 12,7 mm machine guns and two 25 mm cannons. For strike options, the option of installing GM-176B Griffin missile launchers is being considered. USMC boats are used, among other things, as landing craft for dock ships.



The issue of the US refusal to write off patrol boats is being discussed in Ukraine. There they are disappointed with this decision of the command of the ILC, as they had previously planned to hold negotiations with Washington on the transfer of patrol boats to the Ukrainian Navy.
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  1. Grandfather
    Grandfather April 13 2021 13: 04
    +2
    US Marine Corps changes its mind about decommissioning Mark VI boats
    "Outskirts" - a bummer? laughing
    1. Sofa batyr
      Sofa batyr April 13 2021 13: 05
      +8
      Quote: Dead Day
      "Outskirts" - a bummer?

      Omerigantsi padlyuks, zradili crying crying crying

      Everything is a cover for the Naval Forces of Ukraine, and NOT a long memory ...

      1. WHAT IS
        WHAT IS April 13 2021 13: 09
        +12
        The old man looked at his cow:
        - Why am I selling you, Burenka?
        I won't sell my cow to anyone -
        Such a beast is needed most!
    2. xorek
      xorek April 13 2021 13: 26
      +5
      Quote: Dead Day
      US Marine Corps changes its mind about decommissioning Mark VI boats
      "Outskirts" - a bummer? laughing

      Yes, they will develop a resource finally, they will paint it on the outskirts, as for new ones They will accept everything with joy)))))
      And they will still kneel for the gentlemen ..))

      Here she is the power of the old photo, but still worse than it was Ugh damn
      1. Konstantin Gogolev
        Konstantin Gogolev April 13 2021 13: 44
        +6


        Why, he still did not like groveling. Is it not enough? Or did the blade fall off right away?
        1. novel66
          novel66 April 13 2021 14: 12
          +2
          work like that - get fucked up - smile
        2. Reserve buildbat
          Reserve buildbat April 13 2021 19: 13
          +3
          This tefft is not yet familiar with the sensations of a Russian person, when the mattresses begin to howl "Khasbulat is daring, your saklya is poor". Penetrates with laughter with terrible force
    3. Piramidon
      Piramidon April 13 2021 15: 03
      +3
      Quote: Dead Day
      US Marine Corps changes its mind about decommissioning Mark VI boats
      "Outskirts" - a bummer? laughing

      How so? Admirals have already been appointed to them. laughing
  2. marchcat
    marchcat April 13 2021 13: 05
    +5
    And happiness was so close ...))
  3. Konstantin Gogolev
    Konstantin Gogolev April 13 2021 13: 09
    +4


    Nothing, and so overcook. You have a lot of rubber "almost destroyers".

    For the USMC, they are too expensive to maintain, so Ukraine hoped to get them. Is the inadequacy of the Ukrainian leadership visible only to me?
    1. Sofa batyr
      Sofa batyr April 13 2021 13: 14
      +8
      Quote: Konstantin Gogolev
      Nothing, and so overcook. You have a lot of rubber "almost destroyers".

      Rezinov - rubber.
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 April 14 2021 01: 46
        0
        Sofa batyr
        Yesterday, 13: 14

        +6
        Quote: Konstantin Gogolev
        Nothing, and so overcook. You have a lot of rubber "almost destroyers".

        Rubber - rubber.
        Better awl: both painful and intelligible, and the result is obvious! wink
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  5. Thrifty
    Thrifty April 13 2021 13: 26
    +5
    Two more falls of Biden from the ladder, and he will refuse to defend the uk-roin from "Russian aggression"! lol
    1. Andrey Korotkov
      Andrey Korotkov April 13 2021 13: 32
      +4
      Quote: Thrifty
      Two more falls of Biden from the ladder, and he will refuse to defend the uk-roin from "Russian aggression"! lol

      It seems that Biden doesn't need to think smile just cancel all Trump decisions and * you will be happy * laughing
    2. mojohed2012
      mojohed2012 April 13 2021 13: 48
      0
      Exactly. After the next Decline, Bidon will send rubber Javelins with rubber UAVs launched from Slingshot to the Krai.
    3. Konstantin Gogolev
      Konstantin Gogolev April 13 2021 13: 58
      +1


      He is indestructible. Only exorcism will help.
    4. aszzz888
      aszzz888 April 14 2021 01: 48
      0

      Thrifty
      Yesterday, 13: 26
      +4
      Two more falls biden from the gangplank, and he will refuse to defend the uk-roin from "Russian aggression"!
      This is a lot !!!, one is enough, it will crumble into parts!
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  7. rocket757
    rocket757 April 13 2021 13: 39
    +2
    The issue of the US refusal to write off patrol boats is being discussed in Ukraine. There they are disappointed with this decision of the command of the ILC, as they had previously planned to hold negotiations with Washington on the transfer of patrol boats to the Ukrainian Navy.
    Bummer with with ... with who does not happen.
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 April 13 2021 18: 47
      +2
      "Epic fail" - so it will be a bummer in the American way. laughing
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 April 14 2021 01: 49
        0

        Alex777 (Alexander)
        Yesterday, 18: 47

        +1
        "Epic fail" - so it will be a bummer in the American way. laughing
        But still - bummer! wink
  8. Prisoner
    Prisoner April 13 2021 14: 25
    +2
    Somewhere in the Ukraine, several caperrangs sighed sadly. The admiral's stripes floated by. laughing
  9. Cottodraton
    Cottodraton April 14 2021 09: 38
    0
    Ukrainian military: - "Immediately change your mind, we are uncomfortable in front of the buyers ... What are we going to tell them now! ...