USS Omaha to join U.S. Navy fleet this weekend

USS Omaha to join U.S. Navy fleet this weekend


REPORTER: WELCOME ABOARD THE USS OMAHA THE NAVY’S 12TH IN A CLASS OF LITTORAL COMBAT SHIPS. WHAT’S THAT MEAN? SHE’S FAST AND CAN OPERATE IN SHALLOW WATER. PERFECT FOR ANTI-PIRACY EFFORTS.>>WHAT THEY WOULD HAVE IN THAT BOX IS ALL OF THEIR GEAR. REPORTER: WE HAVE THE ONLY OMAHA TV CAMERA ALONG FOR A TOUR WITH COMMANDER MIKE TOTH WHO SAYS THIS SHIP IS FULL OF LESSONS LEARNED. LIKE WHAT HAPPENED IN YEMEN IN THE YEAR 2000.>>IT DAMAGED A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF DAMAGE CONTROL. REPORTER: THE SHIP IS DESIGNED TO BE MODULAR FOR DIFFERENT MISSIONS. THINK, PLUG AND PLAY. SEA & SKY, WORKING TOGETHER.>>IT WILL VECTOR IT IN TOWARD THE SHIPS AND HANDOFF CONTROL TO THE LANDING SIGNAL. REPORTER THEY CAN LAND TO HELICOPTERS ON THIS SPACE IF THEY NEED TO. THE TOUR ENDS ON THE BRIDGE WHERE THE COMMANDER SHOWS US HIS FRONT-ROW SEAT AND THE HIGH TECH WATERJET CONTROLS FOR THE NAVY’S FASTEST COMBAT SHIP.>>THE SHIP IS MANEUVERABLE ENOUGH THAT I CAN CIRCLE THE BILLY JUST LIKE THIS WITH THE SHIP. ON A STATIONARY OBJECT. REPORTER: THAT IS JUST A SMALL PORTION OF THE TOUR WE GOT TODAY. THEY’RE GOING TO COMMISSION IT ON SATURDAY THIS COMING WEEKEND.

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