Ballistic Missile Defense: The LPD derivative can be tailored to perform ballistic missile defense missions with the capacity for powerful radars, mission magazines, and command and control systems.
Joint Command and Control: A Command and Control ship, based on the LPD derivative design can provide an effective and efficient approach to recapitalizing current aging assets. The flexibility and margin inherent in the design coupled with available internal volume provide ample space for fitting out with services required for sustained Joint Command and Control of theater operations.
Hospital Ship: The LPD derivative retains the necessary medical capability for the amphibious warfare mission. A Hospital Ship built from LPD 17 hull benefits from the flexibility and inherent margin which allows the platform to be tailored to provide a full range of services and enhanced medical capabilities.