LX(R) vs. LSD

LX(R) revises the configuration of the LPD 17 Class Ship’s proven baseline design to provide adaptable space and weight for a full range of future mission requirements and payloads. LX(R) is a cost-effective alternative to a modified proven design.

What’s the same as LPD 17?

  • Hull form and machinery spaces
  • Overall ship dimensions
  • Passageway width
  • Arrangement of inclined ladders for ease of access
  • Co-location of armories with troop berthing
  • Overall high quality of life aboard
  • Weapons capability
  • Vehicle square, landing craft and aviation capability

How is LPD Derivative different than LSD?

  • 8,000 sf more vehicle capacity than Harpers Ferry-class LSD
  • Larger troop capability: 650 vs 500
  • Improvement in general arrangements to better accommodate new mission capabilities
  • Centralized hydraulics replaced with electric equipment and point of use hydraulic systems
  • Significantly improved C4I capabilities
  • SWAN network upgraded to CANES
  • Legacy A/C replaced with more efficient plants
  • Electronic Warfare enhanced with SEWIP and NULKA capability
  • Enhanced flight deck, hangar and maintenance functions