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Freedom Class Littoral Combat Ship

Displacement: 3,500 metric tons (full load)
Length: 378 ft (115 m) / Beam: 57.4 ft (17.5 m) / Draft: 12.8 ft (3.9 m)
Installed power: Electrical: 4 Isotta Fraschini V1708 diesel engines, Hitzinger generator units, 800 kW each
Propulsion: 2 x Rolls-Royce MT30 36 MW (48,000 hp) gas turbines, 2 x Colt-Pielstick 16PA6B 6.8 MW (9,100 hp) diesel engines, 4 Rolls-Royce waterjets

Speed: 47 knots (87 km/h; 54 mph) (sea state)
Range:  3,500 nmi at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)
Endurance: 21 days (336 hours)

Boats & landing craft carried: 11m  RHIB, 12m high-speed boats

Sensors and processing systems: EADS North America TRS-3D air and surface search radar, TRS-4D from LCS 17 / Lockheed Martin COMBATSS-21 combat management system AN/SQR-20 Multi-Function Towed Array (As part of ASW mission module)

Electronic warfare & decoys: Argon ST WBR-2000 ESM system / Terma A/S SKWS decoy system

1 × BAE Systems Mk 110 57 mm gun, 400 rounds in turret & two ready service magazines with 240 rounds each.
1 x Mk 49 launcher with 21 × RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Surface-to-Air Missiles
4 × .50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns / 2 × 30 mm Mk44 Bushmaster II guns (part of SUW module)
24 × AGM-114L Hellfire missiles (planned part of SUW module)

Aircraft carried: 
1 × MH-60R/S Seahawk / 2 × MQ-8B Fire Scouts or 1 × MQ-8C Fire Scout


LCS is moving toward a Blue/Gold crew model which alternate manning the ship. This concept creates six divisions (three per coast) comprised of four ships of the same variant – including one as a dedicated training ship, which will be manned by a traditional, single crew vice rotating crews. The training ship in each division will remain in the United States and operate in local areas to certify the six Blue/Gold crews that will operate the three deployed LCSs of each division. Each division will have a single warfare focus (surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare or mine warfare); the ship core crews and mission module detachments will be fused. This approach provides more forward presence with a better blend of ownership, stability, and increased training for each crew, while the divisions have improved oversight and reinforcement of the mission focus.

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