The United States Coast Guard uses cutters and small boats on the water, and fixed- and rotary Some special MH- designated helicopters are armed with guns and some are equipped with armor to protect against small arms fire. 47- foot Motor Life Boat (MLB): The Coast Guard's primary heavy -weather boat used for Cutters · Aircraft · Boats · Small arms.
China has nearly finished a giant coast guard ship and will probably deploy it armed with China's Heavy Hand in the South China Sea ships armed at most with water canon and sirens, according to Ryan Martinson.
China and Japan are redefining the nature and purpose of the Coast Guard. guard “arms race” except that the competing vessels are not heavily armed. Usually, they are armed with machine guns or at most medium.