Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF)
General Dynamics Mission Systems is the ship mission system integrator for the Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF)
General Dynamics is a subcontractor on the Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) program, formerly named the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV), which will be a joint-use platform operated by both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy.
The Austal-led team designed these catamarans designed to be fast, flexible and maneuverable even in shallow waters, making them ideal for transporting troops and equipment quickly within a theater of operations. The Expeditionary Fast Transport will support the warfighter through traditional logistics missions, humanitarian support projects, disaster response and maritime law enforcement activities. As the ship systems integrator, General Dynamics Mission Systems open architecture computing infrastructure (OPEN CI) enables the U.S. Navy to rapidly upgrade mission capability. OPEN CI connects proven, innovative hardware and software technology seamlessly and reliably.
General Dynamics is designing, integrating and testing the Expeditionary Fast Transport's electronic systems, including an open architecture computing infrastructure (OPEN CI), internal and external communication, electronic navigation, aviation and armament systems. Our capabilities are enhanced by our integration experience and open computing infrastructure used as part of our work on the Littoral Combat Ship program.
The Expeditionary Fast Transport will be capable of transporting troops and their equipment, supporting humanitarian relief efforts, operating in shallow waters, and reaching speeds in excess of 35 knots fully loaded. The vessels will be a joint-use platform operated by both the U.S. Army and Navy.