FSF-1 Sea Fighter, the Navy’s newest warship, is fast, versatile and has unsurpassed capabilities. Weighing in at 950 tons and 262 feet in length, the Sea Fighter can operate in waters as shallow as 11 feet. This is due to its unique design that includes an aluminum catamaran hull, which is basically two hulls connected by a frame. It can reach a top speed of 50 knots, thanks to its powerful waterjet propulsion system.
The cargo deck was designed to accommodate many different combat and non-combat missions at a time. The ship can house 12 20-foot mission modules, each of which can be used for a different operation. The vessel can be reconfigured quickly in order to accommodate the current needs of the crew and the task at hand. Some of the assignments could include mine countermeasures, anti-submarine warfare, battle force protection, or humanitarian support.
The flight deck on the Sea Fighter can launch two H-60 helicopters or vertical-takeoff and vertical-landing UAV at any given time. It can also accommodate several of the mission modules and a multitude of personnel. The warship can also be outfitted with three different weapons modules: surface warfare module, anti-submarine module, and mine warfare module.