First Littoral Combat Ship launched

The first Littoral Combat Ship the USS Independence has been launched.

Designed to sail close to the shore and throw everything imaginable at an enemy-from armored vehicles and helicopters to shells, torpedoes and missiles. Plus it is Radar stealthy.

Onboard weaponry includes a 57mm Bofors gun, four .50 caliber guns, chaff, missile and torpedo decoy launchers, an 11-missile SeaRAM launcher, 8 Harpoon surface-to-surface missiles, mine detection and towed array sonar units, and a vertical launching system for ASROC-style surface missiles or Evolved Sea Sparrow type missile defenses.

Plus, it can hoot along at a rumored 60 knots.?

Basically this thing kicks your ass before you know it is even there.