Littoral Combat Ship - freedom class

Frigates

Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) classe Freedom

The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is designed to defeat growing littoral threats and provides assured access and dominance in coastal and open waters. A fast, maneuverable surface combatant, the LCS provides warfighting capabilities and operational flexibility for focused missions including mine-clearing, antisubmarine and anti-surface warfare.

The LCS FREEDOM class – a survivable, semiplanning steel monohull – provides outstanding maneuverability with proven seakeeping characteristics to support launch and recovery operations, mission execution and optimum crew comfort.

High levels of automation, the integrated total ship systems and an experienced industry team are just some of the strong characteristics that Team Freedom brings to this critical program.

Technical Information

main characteristics

Sprint speed

>40 kn

Length overall

115.30 m

Max breadth

17.50 m

Draft

4.10 m

Displacement

~ 3,200 t

Range sprint

>1,000 nm

Range cruise

>3,500 nm

PROPULSION PLANT

Twin CODAG arrangement

• 2 Fairbanks Morse Pielstick 16PA6B STC Diesel Engines

• 2 Rolls-Royce Marine Trent MT-30 Gas Turbines

ELECTRICAL POWER PLANT

4 Isotta Fraschini V1708 Common Rail Diesel Engines driving 4 Hitzinger Generator Units, 800 kW each

PROPULSORS

4 Rolls-Royce/Kamewa 153SII/153BII Waterjets

• 2 Steerable/Reversing

• 2 Fixed Boost

combat system

Capabilities on the LCS in all configurations include self-defense, navigation and C4I.

Self-defense features include:

• RAM (Rolling-Airframe Missile) Launching System

• 57 mm Main Gun

• Mine, Torpedo Detection

• Decoy System