Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)

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Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)

The U.S. Navy’s Ability to Operate Anywhere, Anytime is Essential


The Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship is a resilient, flexible warship, designed from the keel up to affordably take on new capabilities including advanced sensors, missiles and cutting-edge cyber systems. Its speed, strength and versatility make it a critical tool to help sailors achieve their missions.

The Littoral Combat Ship is Designed to Defeat Growing Threats in the Coastal Water Battlespace


Standard equipped with Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM), SeaRAM (17 and follow) and a Mark 110 gun that fires 220 rounds per minute


More than a third of the hull is open and ready to take on new capability. LCS has Aegis-derived COMBATSS-21 combat management system to quickly add capabilities


LCS can serve surface, anti-submarine and mine countermeasure missions. LCS can also deploy manned and unmanned aerial, surface or sub-surface missions.

LCS: Providing U.S. Navy Speed to Capability

LCS Features Overview

Freedom-Variant Specifications

Length: 118.1 meters (387 feet)

Beam (Overall): 17.6 meters (57.7 feet)

Draft: 4.3 meters (14.1 feet)

Full Load Displacement: Approximately 3.450 metric tons 

Propulsion: Combined diesel and gas turbine with steerable water jet propulsion

Speed: Greater than 40 knots

Core Crew: 50; Accommodations for 98 sailors

Hangar Space: Two MH-60 helicopters or one MH-60 helicopter and one Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MQ-8 Firescout)

Flight Deck: Over 1.5 times that of traditional surface combatants

Mission Systems: Includes COMBATSS-21 combat management system, automated radio room and an open architecture total ship computing environment

Core Self-Defense Suite: TRS-4D Air Search Radar, SeaRAM (r) medium caliber 57 mm Mk 110 gun, gunfire control system and decoy launching system 

Additional Information

Media Contact:
Lockheed Martin LCS Team
300 M Street SE, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20003-3442
Phone: +1 (202)377-9127

Business Development:
Lockheed Martin Corporation
LCS Business Development
300 M Street SE, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20003-3442
Phone: +1 (202) 863-3471

The World Keeps Changing. We Design Systems That Change With It.

As technology grows and adversaries become more sophisticated, naval dominance, missile defense and nuclear deterrence must evolve to meet these new threats. 

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