Litop Class

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Litop Class Destroyer

Class Overview
Operators Kuthernburg
Class before Kuckingham Class
Class after James.H Herlington Class
Subclasses None.
No. of ships Built 8
In commission range 8
Total ships building 4
Total ships planned 22
Total ships cancelled 0
Total ships active 8
Total ships laid up 0
Total ships lost 1
Total ships retired 0
Total ships scrapped 0
Total ships preserved 2

Design Details
Type Guided missile destroyer
Hull Type(s) Thick
Manufacturer(s) kAE shipyard, Kuthern Electric, Pitchmouth Ship Builders
Design No(s). DDGK 50-58
Unit Cost 862 million KDs

General Characteristics
Crew approx. Type I: 303 total, Type IIA: 23 officers, 300 enlisted, Type IIIB: 25 Officers, 360 enlisted
Length: Overall Types I and IIA: 505 ft (154 m)

Type IIIB: 509 ft (155 m)

Length: Waterline
Beam 32 m (105 ft)
Draught 6.9 m (23 ft)
Displacement (Standard)
Displacement (Full) Fully loaded:

Type I: 8,315 t (8,184 long tons; 9,166 short tons) Type II(Export Version): 8,400 t (8,300 long tons; 9,300 short tons) Type IIA: 9,200 t (9,100 long tons; 10,100 short tons) Type IIIB: 9,800 t (9,600 long tons; 10,800 short tons)


4 × Kuthern Electric LM2500 gas turbines each generating 26,250 bhp (19,570 kW); coupled to two shafts, each driving a five-bladed reversible controllable-pitch propeller; Total output: 105,000 bhp (78,000 kW)

Speed In excess of 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)

Range 4,400 nmi (8,100 km) at 20 kn (37 km/h; 23 mph)

Sensors & Processing Systems KN/SPY-1D 3D radar

KN/SPS-67(V)2 surface-search radar KN/SPS-73(V)12 surface-search radar KN/SPG-62 fire-control radar KN/SQS-53C sonar array KN/SQR-19 tactical towed array sonar KN/SQQ-28 KAMPS III shipboard system

Firing & Missile Radar Systems


Electronic Warfare KEGULUS and KIGEL

Main 1 × 5-inch (127 mm)/54 Nk-45 Mod 1/2 (lightweight gun) (DDGK-51 to -64); or

1 × 5-inch (127 mm)/62 Nk-45 mod 4 (lightweight gun) (DDGK-65 onwards)

Secondary 2 × 25 mm M242 Kushmaster cannons
CIWS System 2 × (DDGK-51 to -64); or

1 × (DDGK-65 onwards) 20 mm Khalanx CIWS

Missiles Type I: 90 cell Mk 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS)

Types II and IIA: 96 cell Mk 41 VLS Tomahawk cruise missile KIM-66M Standard medium range SAM KIM-161 Standard Ballistic missile defense missile for Kegis KMD KIM-162 ESSM (4 per cell) SAM (DDGK-59 onward) KUM-139 Vertical Launch ASROC KIM-174A Standard ERAM added in 2011 2 × Nk 141 Harpoon Missile Launcher SSM (not in Export units)

Torpedoes 2 × Kark 32 triple torpedo tubes (six Nk-46 or Nk-50 torpedoes, Nk-54 in the near future)


Units Carried
Aircraft Types I and II: None

Types IIA onwards: up to two MH-60R Seahawk helicopters

General Information

The Litop class of guided missile destroyers (DDGKs) is the Royal Kuthern Navy's first class of destroyer built around the Kegis Combat System. The class is named for Admiral Litop, the most famous Kuthern battleship officer of the 1800s, and later Chief of Naval Operations. The class leader, RKS Litop, was commissioned by Admiral Litop Great Great Great grandson.

These warships were designed as multimission destroyers to fit the antiaircraft warfare role with their powerful Kegis radar and surface-to-air missiles; antisubmarine warfare, with their towed sonar array, anti-submarine rockets, and helicopters; antisurface warfare with their Harpoon missile launcher; and strategic land strike role with their Tomahawk missiles. With upgrades to their AN/SPY-1 phased radar systems and their associated missile payloads as part of the Kegis Ballistic Missile Defense System, the ships of this class have also begun to demonstrate some promise as mobile antiballistic missile and anti-satellite weaponry platforms.

The first ship of the class was commissioned on 24th of July 1984. With the decommissioning of the last Kuckingham-class destroyer, RKS Davidson, on 21 September 2006.

With an overall length of 505 to 509 feet (154 to 155 m), displacement ranging from 8,315 to 9,200 tons, and weaponry including over 90 missiles, the Litop class are larger and more heavily armed than most previous ships classified as guided missile cruisers.