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Displacement: 12,000 tons
Builder: Northrop Grumman
Power Plant: Integrated Power System (IPS), two large 35-megawatt generators, two small 4-megawatt generators
Length: 600 feet [Panama Canal transit capability]
Beam: TBD feet [Panama Canal transit capability]
Draft: no more than 28 feet
Armament: 2 - 155mm Advanced Gun System, 80 - PVLS cells, Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile, Tactical Tomahawk Block IV, Advanced Land Attack Missile
Systems: SPY-3 Multi-Function Radar (MFR), Volume Search Radar (VSR), Naval Surface Fire Support Weapon Control System (NWCS)
Speed: TBD knots ( mph)
Crew Threshold: 150 [vice traditional = 350]
Aircraft: 2 SH-60 LAMPS helicopters
# Costs: $1.2 billion - $1.4 billion procurement cost objective, # $2.5 billion first unit cost
Well, I hope future DDX will be trimaran design, not monohull.
Originally posted by Zaphod58 It's a lot faster, and more stable in flat seas, but when they're going through waves, it's a lot rougher and harder on the crew.