Hull Length (Overall): 509.5 ft
Beam: 66 ft
Draft, Navigation: 31 ft
Displacement (Saltwater): 9,300 Tons
Speed: 30+ Knots

One MK45 MOD 1 5”/62 Caliber Gun Mount
Two MK 41 Vertical Launching Systems
Evolved Sea Sparrow, Vertical Launch ASROC, Standard, and Tomahawk Missiles
Two MK 32 MOD 14 Triple Torpedo Tubes
MK 46 and MK 50 Torpedoes
MK-53 Decoy Launching System
Super Rapid Blooming Off-board Chaff

2 SH-60B/R Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System (LAMPS) MK III Helicopters
 - Description
A twin-engine, medium lift, utility or assault helicopter.
 - Features
The Seahawk is a twin-engine helicopter. It is used for anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue, drug interdiction, anti-ship warfare, cargo lift, and special operations. The Navy's SH-60B Seahawk is an airborne platform based aboard cruisers, destroyers, and frigates and deploys sonobouys (sonic detectors) and torpedoes in an anti-submarine role. They also extend the range of the ship's radar capabilities.
 - General Characteristics
Propulsion: Two General Electric T700-GE-700 or T700-GE-701C engines; thrust: up to 1,940 shaft horsepower.
Length: 64 feet 10 inches (19.6 meters).
Rotor Diameter: 53 feet 8 inches (16.4 meters).
Weight: Varies: 21,000 to 23,000 pounds (9,450 to 10,350 kg).
Airspeed: 180 knots maximum.
Range: Generally about 380 nautical miles (600 km); range becomes unlimited with air refueling capability.
Crew: Three to four

Radar AN/SPY-1D 3-D Search/Track Radar Bridgemaster Navigational Radar AN/SPS-67(V)3 Surface Search Radar Sonar AN/SQQ-89(V)15 USW Combat System Suite Electronic Warfare AN/SLQ-32(V)2 Electronic Warfare System

4 LM2500 Marine Gas Turbine Engines (100,000 HP) 3 Rolls Royce 3000 kW Gas Turbine Generators 2 Shafts with CRP (Controllable Reversible Pitch) Propellers


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