Littoral Combat Ships (LCS)

Discussion in 'World Armed Forces' started by Jeff Head, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. Jura
    Offline

    Jura Lieutenant General

    Top Poster Of Month

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2013
    Messages:
    14,027
    Likes Received:
    19,370
    well what I meant but didn't say Yesterday at 8:39 PM
    it took nine month to land on Guadalcanal after Pearl Harbor
     
  2. Jura
    Offline

    Jura Lieutenant General

    Top Poster Of Month

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2013
    Messages:
    14,027
    Likes Received:
    19,370
    aonestudio likes this.
  3. TerraN_EmpirE
    Offline

    TerraN_EmpirE Tyrant King

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2005
    Messages:
    9,709
    Likes Received:
    8,138
    Where would we be without Navyreco? Includes the Freedom class based FFG(X),

    Almost every part of this applies to FFG(X)
    also of interest returning anti ship capacity to the US Army

    GD Bath Iron works offering with Spanish NAVANTIA-IZAR, Astillero Ferrol partner for F100 Álvaro de Bazán class derived FFG (X)
    Atlas NA, ThyssenKrupp's offering MEKO A200 derived.
    Austal USA, Independence class based FFG(X)
    Fincantieri FREMM class derived FFG(X)

    LCS/FFG(X) Northrop grumman Hellfire VLS modules
    30mm gun module canon is the ATK MK44 Bushmaster II originally intended for the Aborted USMC EFV also found on San Antonio class other versions of the same auto canon can be found on a huge verity of platforms from AC130J Ghostriders to British Type 23 Frigates to Stryker Dragoons.
     
    dtulsa and Janiz like this.
  4. dtulsa
    Offline

    dtulsa Junior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    448
    One thing caught my eye was the Adaptable Deck Launcher from BAE proposal it uses all mk41VLS canisters very interesting the one shown there was with the quad packed ESSM but it can be used with all of them
     
    FORBIN likes this.
  5. FORBIN
    Offline

    FORBIN Lieutenant General
    Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2013
    Messages:
    13,662
    Likes Received:
    22,973
    I prefer the last with 32 or 64 cell's :p

    It is great ! doing16 ESSMs or eventualy 4 LRASM a very long stick* ! sure Freedom can host it but i have a doubt with Indepence narrrow bow the first can have 8 Harpoons 2nd only 4 for mass reasons IIRC but for size ?

    *But 4 AShMs remains few in general 8 some classes especialy Asians, Russians have 16 and in theory in versatile VLS the load is almost unlimited ofc not in reality with other SAMs etc... but really possible 16 or more.

    In more aluminium for a Combattant not realy good !

    Despite it LCS have 3 interesting capacities can be good ASW ships with towed sonar and 2 very good MH-60R
    Fast 45 kn but range limited
    And with waterjet as a missile boat can going in very shallow seas remains an arguable interest for Pacific...
     
    #1945 FORBIN, Jan 12, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018
  6. dtulsa
    Offline

    dtulsa Junior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    448
    The Adaptable Deck Launcher proposal only has 4 canisters at present would be good for quad ESSM or my favorite 4 ASROC each but according to BAE it can use any missile used in the mk41
     
  7. Jura
    Offline

    Jura Lieutenant General

    Top Poster Of Month

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2013
    Messages:
    14,027
    Likes Received:
    19,370
    keep dreaming about some vaporware and in the meantime check this:

    about two and a half years ago, inside the USNI News (note the end of September below)
    May 16, 2015
    ... Program Executive Officer for LCS Rear Adm. Brian Antonio ...
    Overall, though, he was optimistic about achieving IOC by the end of September.

    “We’ve proven that the systems work,” he said.
    “Will we have issues every now and then? Yes we will. Some of these systems have been in development a long time, it’s time to bring them together and do the end-to-end run and prove them out.”

    today,
    inside https://breakingdefense.com/2018/01/lcs-grows-teeth-at-last/ quoting
    Capt. Ted Zobel, the program manager for all three LCS mission modules. ...
    ... the Mine Counter-Measures (MCM) module will enter testing in 2020, reach Initial Operational Capability on Independence variants by late 2020 or early 2021, and IOC on Freedom variants by late ’21.
     
    dtulsa likes this.
  8. dtulsa
    Offline

    dtulsa Junior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    448
    Read that I guess better late than never theory what is it now Freedom and Independence coming up on midlife refits before we know it
     
    Jura likes this.
  9. Jura
    Offline

    Jura Lieutenant General

    Top Poster Of Month

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2013
    Messages:
    14,027
    Likes Received:
    19,370
    yeah but that's just yet another Program Manager's promise
     
    dtulsa likes this.
  10. Jura
    Offline

    Jura Lieutenant General

    Top Poster Of Month

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2013
    Messages:
    14,027
    Likes Received:
    19,370
    inside Navy Official: LCS Cost Reduction ‘Hull Over Hull’
    Posted: January 11, 2018 http://seapowermagazine.org/stories/20180111-lcs.html
    :

    which apparently means they realized an LCS should be able to sail under her own power


    this is probably related to talking about 'beefed up' LCSs (if their 'beefing up' ever happened, it would be about twenty years after the first of them were commissioned)
    EDIT now I looked it up, so that I don't forget myself about that part (charts inside) ... it's been three years:
    Up Gunned LCS Hulls Picked for Navy’s Next Small Surface Combatant https://news.usni.org/2014/12/11/gunned-lcs-hulls-picked-navys-next-small-surface-combatant


    transformational game-changing project indeed!
     
    #1950 Jura, Jan 14, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2018
    dtulsa likes this.
Loading...

Share This Page