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.
~ 3,200 t
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
4 Rolls-Royce/Kamewa 153SII/153BII Waterjets
• 2 Steerable/Reversing
• 2 Fixed Boost
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