: This is an image of a model of the originally
: proposed Lockheed "frigate"
: (In case that does not open, here's the page
: it is from. Second row from top, second
: image from left) :
: This shows the newly developed cannisters
: for the upcoming LRASM missiles in the
: "ideal," or "preferred"
: position aft of the funnels. Also note the
: white colored Hellfire VLS system forward of
: the Sea RAM. Those stay there on LCS as
: This frigate proposal is/was to take away
: the ability to handle the mine warfare
: package, and permanently mount the ASW and
: anti-ship systems to be used for the regular
: LCS packages. So, essentially the same
: systems as LCS, but hull redone slightly to
: put the LRASM in the best position. In the
: Lockheed LCS itself, they would likely be
: mounted forward of the bridge like so:
: (Page that is from) :
: Below the Lockheed images on the above page,
: you can see the Austal model. The Kongsberg
: missile--like LRASM--is another of the
: missiles under consideration.
: As to sensors...yes, they are linked and
: specialized. I then am not understanding
: why they need more. Sorry. Any frigate we
: have would also be linked. We have a large
: Navy. We use it together. They deploy
: extensive sensors in the form of UAVs and
: UUVs, and are linked to each other and our
: aircraft and other ships.
: --Previous Message--
: For me the LCS do not appear to be really
: modular. Where are the positions, where an
: launcher or additional sensors could be
: placed? There is some space in front of the
: bridge in case of the Independence class,
: but where in case of the Freedom class?
: For sure the LCS are designed to work
: together with ships with better sensors -
: but that is part of the very specialised
: mission for which they were originally
: It was not my intent to defend the OHP
: class. But a mediocre design was replaced by
: something very specialised otherwise
: suboptimal - which has only one good
: feature: the large flight deck and hangar.
: True, that now there is a problem, because
: the development of a different type would
: take time - independent, if a foreign mature
: design is bought or if the LCS or the Legend
: class is developed into a true frigate.