Open Architecture Mission System
The GDMMC’s entire mission systemis built on an open architecture com-puting environment —
a ﬂexible infor-mation technology backbone that adheres to industry standards and maximizes the use of commercially available products and published interfaces. The technical architecture is not limited by proprietary systems — any current or future system applications that comply with open architecture tenets can be seamlessly integrated into the ship. This design makes it possible to take advantage of rapid advances in technology, deploy upgrades and adapt to new and more complex missions — faster and at lower costs.
Flexible and versatile:from enhanced warﬁghtingto humanitarian relief
The GDMMC can be equipped to handle a wide range of operational missions as a stand-alone ﬁghting vessel or as part of coordinated operations. The GDMMC’s
computing environment provides a ﬂexible and adaptable command and control infrastructure capable of hosting a wide array of available weapons, sensors, and combat system applications. The ship can perform various missions including detecting and avoiding mines, monitoring and interdicting maritime trafﬁc, engaging air, surface and submarine threats, and supporting humanitarian relief efforts. The extensive GDMMC mission bay can be rapidly tailored to accommodate changing mission needs.
Superior aviation operation capability
With a ﬂight deck that is nearly three times the size of any other surface combatant, the GDMMC can operate two H-60 size helicopters simultaneously, operate multiple UAVs, and recover, service and launch helicopters of H-53 size. The ﬂight deck is 11 meters (36 ft) above the water line, minimizing sea spray during operations and maintenance, and improving launch and recovery safety. The helicopter hangar can accommodate two H-60 size aircraft. An internal platform elevator allows TEU-sized packages to be air-transported to the ship, enabling the ship to change missions while under way. The GDMMC is also ideal for special operations, allowing safe stern or side launch of watercraft, and recovery of watercraft up to sea state 4. Its large main deck and starboard side roll-on/roll-off ramp are capable of handling a wide range of ground vehicles.
LOA — 127.6 mBOA — 31.6 mDraft - 4.4mDisplacement Full Load ~ 3120MTMax Speed (Lightload) >40 knotsRange Cruise @ 16 knots 4,500nm Sprint @ 36 knots 1,500nmMission Bay: 1,100 sq.m. (11,800 sq. ft.)Flight Deck :1,030 sq.m. (11,100 sq. ft.)Accommodation: 110 personnel
ARMAMENT OPTIONS INCLUDE:
32 missile Vertical Launch System1 57 mm gun (Forward)8 Harpoon missiles2 Close-in Weapons Systems6 ASW Torpedos
PROPULSION & ELECTRICAL
Gas Turbines (2)Diesels (2)Waterjets (4) & retractable Azi thruster Diesel generators (4)