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
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
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.