The U.S Navy has commissioned its new USS
Indianapolis its new surface combatant at Burns Harbor along Lake Michigan. Thousands of people showed up Saturday to
see the U.S. Navy put its newest combat ship into active service. The ceremony marking the ship’s entry into
the Navy’s active fleet was started at 10 a.m. CDT. It’s the fourth military vessel carrying the
Indianapolis name. The second one is best known. It was sunk by a Japanese submarine in 1945
while returning from a Pacific island, where it delivered key components for the atomic
bomb. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb stated,
“The USS Indianapolis brings with it a very special, in fact, an emotional meaning for
Hoosiers. And it’s not just because it’s named the Indianapolis.” Navy Commander Joseph Mitzen said,
“In July 1945, Indianapolis completed a top secret high-speed trip to deliver components
of Little Boy, the first nuclear weapon ever used in combat,” In this video Defense Updates reports on commissioning
of USS Indianapolis (LCS 17) Littoral Combat Ship. Let’s get started. This video is sponsored by War Thunder. If you are, like us, fascinated by military
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20 million players from all over the world! The littoral combat ship (LCS) is a set of
two classes the Independence and Freedom. Construction of the Freedom-class is spearheaded
by Lockheed Martin at Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard in Wisconsin, while that of
Independence-class ships is led by Austal USA in Alabama. These are relatively small surface vessels
and primarily designed for operations near shore. During the late 1990s, the U.S. Navy understood
that cruisers and destroyers would be vulnerable to attacks in shallow coastal waters. Large warships like cruisers and destroyers
are designed for open-ocean warfare and not for shallow water where these can be targeted
by high-speed boats, missile-firing fast-attack craft, small submarines, sea mines, and land
and air-launched anti-ship missiles. The idea behind the littoral combat ship,
as described by former Secretary of the Navy Gordon R. England, is to “create a small,
fast, maneuverable and relatively inexpensive member of the DD(X) family of ships.” If required these ships will absorb an attack
and protect the much more expensive cruiser or destroyers. The LCS is envisioned to be a networked, agile,
stealthy surface combatant capable of defeating anti-access and asymmetric threats in coastal
waters. Interestingly, the LCS has a modular design. The vessels can be configured with different
modules for specific roles that include anti-submarine warfare, mine countermeasures, anti-surface
warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, homeland defense, maritime intercept, special
operations, and logistics. In the long run, the LCSs are expected to
progressively replace slower and specialized ships such as minesweepers and amphibious
assault ships. USS Indianapolis has a length of 115 m (378
ft) and a displacement of 3,500 tonnes when fully loaded. The ship uses two Rolls-Royce MT30 36 MW (48,000
hp) gas turbines and two Colt-Pielstick 16PA6B 6.8 MW (9,100 hp) diesel engines to power
4 Rolls-Royce steerable waterjets. The USS Indianapolis has speed of 47 kn +
(54 mph; 87 km/h) and has a range of 3,500 nmi (6,500 km; 4,000 mii) It accommodates 50 core crew and a total of
65 with mission crew. The design incorporates a large reconfigurable
seaframe to allow rapidly interchangeable mission modules, a flight deck with integrated
helicopter launch, recovery and handling system and the capability to launch and recover boats
(manned and unmanned) from both the stern and side. The flight deck is one and a half times larger
than that of a standard surface ship and uses a Trigon traversing system to move helicopters
in and out of the hangar. The ship has two ways to launch and recover
various mission packages: a stern ramp and a starboard side door near the waterline. The mission module bay has a 3-axis crane
for positioning modules or cargo USS Indianapolis can carry up to two Fire
Scouts or one Seahawk The Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout is an
unmanned autonomous helicopter developed by Northrop Grumman for use by the United States
Armed Forces. The Fire Scout is designed to provide reconnaissance,
situational awareness, aerial fire support and precision targeting support for ground,
air and sea forces. Fire Scout’s surveillance and targeting capability
is expected to further enhance the LCS’s improved lethality The Sikorsky SH-60/MH-60 Seahawk is a twin
turboshaft engine, multi-mission United States Navy helicopter based on the United States
Army UH-60 Black Hawk and a member of the Sikorsky S-70 family. The Seahawk can handle anti-submarine warfare
(ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), naval special warfare (NSW) insertion, search and
rescue (SAR), combat search and rescue (CSAR), vertical replenishment (VERTREP), and medical
evacuation (MEDEVAC). In a standard configuration, Freedom-class
LCS’s armament consists of an 11-cell Raytheon RIM-116B SeaRAM missile-defense system, BAE
Systems Mk 110 57 mm naval gun, and Mark 50 light-weight torpedoes launched from torpedo
tubes. RIM-116B SeaRAM missile-defense system can
launch MK 31 Rolling Airframe Missiles that have a range of 9 km and has a speed of Mach
2. The 57-millimeter naval gun is designed for
close range combat and has a range of 1.7 km. Mark 50 torpedo is a U.S. Navy’s advanced
lightweight torpedo for use against fast, deep-diving submarines. It has a range of 15 km and speed of 40 knots. USS Indianapolis could be armed with Naval
Strike Missiles. Naval Strike Missiles or NSM if deployed will
give USS Indianapolis a potent punch and the ability to taken on much larger opponents. It is the upgrade of Kongsberg’s Penguin
short-to-medium range anti-ship guided missile. The missile has a range of 100 miles or 185
km. NSM is capable of high subsonic speeds. It has sea skim mode by which it travels very
close to the surface, making it hard to detect and intercept. It is also designed to maneuver to avoid enemy
defenses. It is equipped with 276 pounds or 125 kg multi-purpose
blast/fragmentation warhead. NSM features an imaging IR-seeker which is
complimented by inertial/GPS navigation. The missile also has a built-in database of
representative ship types to distinguish between intended targets and other objects. Importantly it can be used as an anti-ship
missile as a for taking out land targets. NSM will be placed on the decks of LCSs through
a proprietary canister launcher. US Navy has more than 10 supercarriers, 65+
Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, 25+ Ticonderoga-class cruiser as well as several other surface combatants
like Wasp class amphibious assault ship. The powerful warships have made the American
Navy’s surface fleet to be the most formidable one
The inclusion of USS Indianapolis will help the U.S Navy operate in constrained places. An apt example will be the Strait of Hormuz. The Strait of Hormuz is a strait between the
Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. It provides the only sea passage from the
Persian Gulf to the open ocean. It is one of the world’s most strategically
important choke points. At its narrowest, the strait has a width of
only 21 nautical miles or 39 km. Because of its narrow width, many analysts
think that it can be easily secured and Iran will be able to inflict massive damage on
a force consisting of large warships as those will find it difficult to maneuver. The relatively smaller but very agile LCS
like USS Indianapolis will be much better suited for these kinds of situations.


  1. Sounds like the computer generated voice, which is better than most, calls these Li-ttor-al ships
    Literal or clitoral. 54 miles per hour top speed? Wow.

  2. 😂 Why us navy doing Russian concepts, about smaller ships, exactly same vage and even on the small ship puts a one helicopter like Russia, ps 9 subs are on the way from barents sea to Atlantic sea, 5 is nuclear powered and have buleva another calibar 200 of them half is with nuclear war heads, I hope the new one is also finished and ready with zircon missels mach 8-10 depending on distance, zircon is for military centers, bases, biggest airports us would not know what hit them, think that big one modernized with 200 kalibar and 200zircon ohhh that one will take whole us out, USA can try with patriot to take them down hahahihihoho, or shit iron dome us bought direct after Russia showed hypersonic missels, but Israel could not stop shit rockets from Palestinian, HAND MADE IN GARGE, SOME IT TOOK OUT BUT 30% HIT IT TARGETS HAHA MAYBE THAAAD, US MAAAD ANGRY WE ARE BEHIND LIKE J MATTIS SAID IT ON CNN THAT USA ARE BEHIND RUSSIA AT LEAST 5 YEARS EVEN LONGER ON MISSELS AND DEFENSE, SATELITE, EVEN NOW ON SUBS,

  3. indian-apolis …what is a Pedophile?
    any Hoosier..
    get the A Bomb Parts into Buttigieg Territory..set it OFF..
    change that name…call it uss uganda…maga…trump 2020..

  4. I would like all Americans military to sea Russian sea scimming missel 3800km/h onix it is so nasty it maneuvers much better than tomahawk which is another kind of missel but onix or land based bastion it turns 90° last path before it sink carrier or ships iskander moves like in a movie, can't shoot it down, because as soon you target it then it moves and fast,,onix flying low also 3m above the water it calculate everything, so Russia have sent 9 subs 4 non nuclear powered but it have nukes, they said it to day but they left maybe 3-4days ago or are already in Atlantic sea to lay down on the bottom the 100megaton and activate them and they just waiting there to blast or when us sub is near by it self it target all us ships is in memory on that one,

  5. This is supposed to be kept in secrets from the enemy especially from chinese because the're good in copying things

  6. spending so much when all we need are the nukes we already have. Any war we have will end up nuclear anyways. Russia is already preparing that way, the only country we are competing with is china but its a bluff, to get the US economy into more debt and collapse it like russia in the first cold war.

  7. Nothing will help the us military to steal Syrian oil with impunity. Turkey, Syria, UAE, Russia are a good company to drive American thieves out of the Middle East.

  8. We just had our own Indy city commemoration with Governor Holcomb for the ship named after us. Thanks for this video. We take pride in the sailors that sacrificed themselves delivering the key parts to winning WW2. Someday, we will also have another museum dedicated to the LCS-17.

  9. I was at the Commissioning, a rainy cold day. The LCS-17 Crew never complained and impressed me with their professionalism. Four survivors from the CA-35 Torpedoing were there as well. It made the day very special and the new USS Indianapolis a special ship as well.

  10. Useless crap. A paper ship. Russian ships this size have hypersonic anti ship missiles and shit. Calibr, Oniks. For half the price.

  11. How many times are you going to post the SAME video with a different name for clicks? Thumbs down for being lazy and dishonest.

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