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The Lockheed Martin ship’s design uses a semi-planing monohull to provide exceptionally high performance and maneuverability. The hullform is based on technologies introduced on the 60+ knot, 1,000 ton Destriero, which holds the trans-Atlantic speed record, and was scaled up and used to build a series of 3,000 ton Jupiter class ocean-going vessels. Both ships were designed and built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. From this real-world experience, the 2,800 metric ton LCS employs a steel hull and aluminum superstructure, allowing the vessel to reach a top speed approaching 60 knots depending on the ship’s configuration.
Originally posted by COWlan
But according to this www.globalsecurity.org... LCS can only achieve a SPRINT speed of 40 knots, sprint only. Correct me if I'm wrong because I didn't really follow the LCS program lately or ever.