Delivering Mission Adaptability, Flexibility And Speed To The U.S. Navy
The core mission system of the U.S. Navy's next generation Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is built on General Dynamics Mission Systems open architecture computing infrastructure (OPEN CI). OPEN CI allows for interoperability across the fleet and seamless integration of any current or future open architecture system applications. It is a flexible information technology backbone that uses strict industry standards, commercially available products, and published interfaces. Our open architecture design makes it possible for the Navy to take advantage of rapidly changing advancements in the marketplace, deploy technology upgrades, and adapt to new and more complex missions-faster and at lower costs.
Stability At High Speeds & Speed States
The Independence-variant LCS's innovative hull design provides outstanding stability, capacity and seakeeping. The trimaran hull form provides safe operations in adverse seas and aviation operations into sea state 5.
Flexible & Versatile For Enhanced Joint Warfighting Capabilities
The Independence-variant LCS has the capacity to meet joint requirements and missions. The open architecture core mission system provides an adaptable and highly-capable command and control environment for a coordinated air, surface, and undersea tactical picture. It delivers greater useable space and higher mission module capacity-increasing on-station time and minimizing time to reconfigure for a new mission.
Extensive Aviation Operations
With a flight deck larger than any other surface combatant, the open architecture core mission system handles simultaneous operation of two embarked SH-60 helicopters, multiple UAVs and can recover, service, and launch the larger H-53. By offering greater operational readiness and improved aviation safety and stability, we provide the flexibility needed to support all mission roles.