Logistic Support Vessel
Logistic Support Vessel in gravtank carrier role.
|Type||Logistic Support Vessel|
|Displacement||12,585 metric tons|
|Offensive armament||x16 S-2 Standard Missile (in anti-air or ship to shore configurations)|
|Defensive armament||x1 20 mm autocannon, close-in weapon system|
|Flight / Loading deck||56m x 19m|
|Facilities||Flight deck, hangar deck, vehicle/munitions lifts, vehicle deck, magazine.|
|Ferry capacity||x 30 GV(MBT)-1 Bandersnatch or x4 GAV(P)-5 Nereid.|
|Troop carrying capacity||356 infantry & stores standard, 700 at overload|
Logistic Support Vessels (LSV) were designed and built in Shirerithian shipyards following the War of Lost Brothers to give the Raspur Pact a global strategic capability to deliver its vehicles and cargo. Built and delivered unarmed they were however constructed with the capacity to house point defence systems, a multi-band radar, and multiple vertical launch systems in the raised portions of the ship, leaving the option open to allied naval planners to upgrade examples of the type into a versatile surface combatant on the cheap (comparatively speaking). The reinforced decks of the LSV-class also allow it to serve as a landing platform dock for gravimetric air vehicles, such as the Nereid, and gravtanks.
Research and Development
Under contract from the Trans-Euran Command of the Raspur Pact, ESB Susa, via ESB Armada began research and development efforts to development a new iteration in light of logistical needs noted after the Second Euran War and the Third Euran War. Design and construction began at the Akeraiótita Dockyards under the project name Sealifter-2.