Watch out world, the U.S. Navy has developed a versatile new class of warships: the LCS (Littoral Combat Ship). These fast and agile combat ships are designed to take deadly threats emerging on the world stage and blow them out of the water. Their target? The Killer Tomato. No Joke. These giant red target balloons are the Navy’s preferred test-fire target for the LCS, part of the crucial exercises aimed at integrating this new ship into the fleet.
Did you know that the cutting edge design for the LCS uses aluminum in the hull to lighten the weight of the ship, allowing it to operate in shallow waters? Combine that with their gas turbine engines for speed and you are looking at a force to be reckoned with.
Tune in to Explorer: 21st Century Warships Sunday at 6P and see if the U.S. Navy will conquer the killer tomato and complete all their tests in time.