Scandavian States

11-05-2005, 06:55

Previously the only cruisers in the fleet were the Alexandria class CANs, whose missile armament was wholly inadequate for air defense duties and with the introduction of newer destroyers even its land-attack role was put into question. Thus, it was decided that the greatest need the Imperial Navy had was to introduce two new classes of cruiser to update the fleets. The first is the Alexandria's successor, the Galicia class CAN, whose massive gun and missile armament make it a force to be reckoned with. The second cruiser is the Alexandria I Larsen class CGN, whose even more massive missile compliment means that enemy aircraft have more to worry about than the Imperial Navy's destroyers.

Galicia class Nuclear-Power Land Attack Cruiser

Displacement: 75,000 tons

Dimensions: 330M L x 70M W x 10.4M D

Propulsion:

2 x Pebblebed reactors rated at 175Mw each

6 x Water jets

Speed: 40+ knots (top speed)

Crew: 550

Endurance: Limited to crew endurance only.

Radar:

APAR-12E Mod 2 Air/Surface (Long Range Air/Surface Search/Targeting)

APAR-SX Mod 0 Air/Surface (Medium Range Air/Surface Search/Targeting)

AS-35 Mod 0 Airborne Early Warning (Long Range Air Search/Tracking)

Iris Mk1 Mod 1 (Medium Range Over-The-Horizon Search/Targeting)

Zeus Mk1 Mod 0 (Long Range Over-The-Horizon Search/Tracking)

ASL Mk1 Mod 1 (Short Range/CIWS Air Search/Tracking LIDAR)

G04 Navigation

Command and Control:

Falltech GSWDC Control Bloc (Ship Control)

Falltech "Landmaster" (Amphibious Assault Command)

Falltech NG05 (Mod 2) (Gunfire Control)

Host arrays for multilink combat systems (such as AEGIS)

EW:

Falltech Mk603 Intercept/Jamming Unit

Falltech Type 5 MR Chaff/Flare Dispensers

SRBOC Chaff/Flare Dispensers

SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo countermeasure

Host arrays for ELINT equipment

LIDAR:

NSL-1A Mod 0 (Hull mounted, medium range)

NSL-2A Mod 0 (Multiple line towed LIDAR array, medium range)

Aviation: 3,000m2 Helipad and Hangar, 6 x large helicopters plus 3 UCAVs

Armament:

9 x 10"/60 ETCs (Triple Mounts)

2 x 4" Rail Mortars (Single Mounts)

3 x 144-Cell Mk72 Strategic Dual-Load VLS

6 x Oto Melara 76mm/62 Super Rapid ETCs (Dual Mounts)

7 x 25mm BI M/C Cannons

6 x 50mm Underwater Supercav Railguns

8 x Mk45 CAMDS

4 x Machine Gun Mounts

6 x 650mm Torpedo Catapults (24 Torpedoes and 80 depth charges/mines)

Armour: 300mm multilayered titanium/vandium/aluminum and ballistic ceramics; interlaced with sensor pads, cooling detergent, and mounted on a honeycomb frame

Alexander I Larsen class Nuclear-Power Guided Missile Cruiser

Displacement: 75,000 tons

Dimensions: 330M L x 70M W x 10.4M D

Propulsion:

2 x Pebblebed reactors rated at 175Mw each

6 x Water jets

Speed: 40+ knots (top speed)

Crew: 550

Endurance: Limited to crew endurance only.

Radar:

APAR-12E Mod 2 Air/Surface (Long Range Air/Surface Search/Targeting)

APAR-SX Mod 0 Air/Surface (Medium Range Air/Surface Search/Targeting)

AS-35 Mod 0 Airborne Early Warning (Long Range Air Search/Tracking)

Iris Mk1 Mod 1 (Medium Range Over-The-Horizon Search/Targeting)

Zeus Mk1 Mod 0 (Long Range Over-The-Horizon Search/Tracking)

ASL Mk1 Mod 1 (Short Range/CIWS Air Search/Tracking LIDAR)

G04 Navigation

Command and Control:

Falltech GSWDC Control Bloc (Ship Control)

Falltech "Jupiter" (Area Warfare Coordination)

Falltech NG05 (Mod 2) (Gunfire Control)

Host arrays for multilink combat systems (such as AEGIS)

EW:

Falltech Mk603 Intercept/Jamming Unit

Falltech Type 5 MR Chaff/Flare Dispensers

SRBOC Chaff/Flare Dispensers

SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo countermeasure

Host arrays for ELINT equipment

LIDAR:

NSL-1A Mod 0 (Hull mounted, medium range)

NSL-2A Mod 0 (Multiple line towed LIDAR array, medium range)

Aviation: 3,000m2 Helipad and Hangar, 6 x large helicopters plus 3 UCAVs

Armament:

6 x 6"/64 ETCs (Triple Mounts)

2 x 3.2Mw Carbon Dioxide Lasers (Single Mounts)

4 x 144-Cell Mk72 Strategic Dual-Load VLS

6 x Oto Melara 76mm/62 Super Rapid ETCs (Dual Mounts)

7 x 25mm BI M/C Cannons

6 x 50mm Underwater Supercav Railguns

8 x Mk45 CAMDS

4 x Machine Gun Mounts

6 x 650mm Torpedo Catapults (24 Torpedoes and 80 depth charges/mines)

Armour: 300mm multilayered titanium/vandium/aluminum and ballistic ceramics; interlaced with sensor pads, cooling detergent, and mounted on a honeycomb frame

As anyone who was in on the design of these vessels knows, these ships went through a many revisions before the current design was settled on, and in typical fashion there are already refits planned. For the Imperium, this means updating sensors and adding a third reactor.

Building cycles for both classes will consist of seven cycles of 24 ships. Costs for the Galicia class are expected to be $672 billion, or roughly $96 billion per cycle. The cost of the Alexander I Larsen class is expected to be another $84 billion, or $12 billion per cycle. The total cost for this project is expected to be $1.428 trillion, or $204 billion per cycle.

Galicia class Nuclear-Power Land Attack Cruiser

Displacement: 75,000 tons

Dimensions: 330M L x 70M W x 10.4M D

Propulsion:

2 x Pebblebed reactors rated at 175Mw each

6 x Water jets

Speed: 40+ knots (top speed)

Crew: 550

Endurance: Limited to crew endurance only.

Radar:

APAR-12E Mod 2 Air/Surface (Long Range Air/Surface Search/Targeting)

APAR-SX Mod 0 Air/Surface (Medium Range Air/Surface Search/Targeting)

AS-35 Mod 0 Airborne Early Warning (Long Range Air Search/Tracking)

Iris Mk1 Mod 1 (Medium Range Over-The-Horizon Search/Targeting)

Zeus Mk1 Mod 0 (Long Range Over-The-Horizon Search/Tracking)

ASL Mk1 Mod 1 (Short Range/CIWS Air Search/Tracking LIDAR)

G04 Navigation

Command and Control:

Falltech GSWDC Control Bloc (Ship Control)

Falltech "Landmaster" (Amphibious Assault Command)

Falltech NG05 (Mod 2) (Gunfire Control)

Host arrays for multilink combat systems (such as AEGIS)

EW:

Falltech Mk603 Intercept/Jamming Unit

Falltech Type 5 MR Chaff/Flare Dispensers

SRBOC Chaff/Flare Dispensers

SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo countermeasure

Host arrays for ELINT equipment

LIDAR:

NSL-1A Mod 0 (Hull mounted, medium range)

NSL-2A Mod 0 (Multiple line towed LIDAR array, medium range)

Aviation: 3,000m2 Helipad and Hangar, 6 x large helicopters plus 3 UCAVs

Armament:

9 x 10"/60 ETCs (Triple Mounts)

2 x 4" Rail Mortars (Single Mounts)

3 x 144-Cell Mk72 Strategic Dual-Load VLS

6 x Oto Melara 76mm/62 Super Rapid ETCs (Dual Mounts)

7 x 25mm BI M/C Cannons

6 x 50mm Underwater Supercav Railguns

8 x Mk45 CAMDS

4 x Machine Gun Mounts

6 x 650mm Torpedo Catapults (24 Torpedoes and 80 depth charges/mines)

Armour: 300mm multilayered titanium/vandium/aluminum and ballistic ceramics; interlaced with sensor pads, cooling detergent, and mounted on a honeycomb frame

Alexander I Larsen class Nuclear-Power Guided Missile Cruiser

Displacement: 75,000 tons

Dimensions: 330M L x 70M W x 10.4M D

Propulsion:

2 x Pebblebed reactors rated at 175Mw each

6 x Water jets

Speed: 40+ knots (top speed)

Crew: 550

Endurance: Limited to crew endurance only.

Radar:

APAR-12E Mod 2 Air/Surface (Long Range Air/Surface Search/Targeting)

APAR-SX Mod 0 Air/Surface (Medium Range Air/Surface Search/Targeting)

AS-35 Mod 0 Airborne Early Warning (Long Range Air Search/Tracking)

Iris Mk1 Mod 1 (Medium Range Over-The-Horizon Search/Targeting)

Zeus Mk1 Mod 0 (Long Range Over-The-Horizon Search/Tracking)

ASL Mk1 Mod 1 (Short Range/CIWS Air Search/Tracking LIDAR)

G04 Navigation

Command and Control:

Falltech GSWDC Control Bloc (Ship Control)

Falltech "Jupiter" (Area Warfare Coordination)

Falltech NG05 (Mod 2) (Gunfire Control)

Host arrays for multilink combat systems (such as AEGIS)

EW:

Falltech Mk603 Intercept/Jamming Unit

Falltech Type 5 MR Chaff/Flare Dispensers

SRBOC Chaff/Flare Dispensers

SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo countermeasure

Host arrays for ELINT equipment

LIDAR:

NSL-1A Mod 0 (Hull mounted, medium range)

NSL-2A Mod 0 (Multiple line towed LIDAR array, medium range)

Aviation: 3,000m2 Helipad and Hangar, 6 x large helicopters plus 3 UCAVs

Armament:

6 x 6"/64 ETCs (Triple Mounts)

2 x 3.2Mw Carbon Dioxide Lasers (Single Mounts)

4 x 144-Cell Mk72 Strategic Dual-Load VLS

6 x Oto Melara 76mm/62 Super Rapid ETCs (Dual Mounts)

7 x 25mm BI M/C Cannons

6 x 50mm Underwater Supercav Railguns

8 x Mk45 CAMDS

4 x Machine Gun Mounts

6 x 650mm Torpedo Catapults (24 Torpedoes and 80 depth charges/mines)

Armour: 300mm multilayered titanium/vandium/aluminum and ballistic ceramics; interlaced with sensor pads, cooling detergent, and mounted on a honeycomb frame

As anyone who was in on the design of these vessels knows, these ships went through a many revisions before the current design was settled on, and in typical fashion there are already refits planned. For the Imperium, this means updating sensors and adding a third reactor.

Building cycles for both classes will consist of seven cycles of 24 ships. Costs for the Galicia class are expected to be $672 billion, or roughly $96 billion per cycle. The cost of the Alexander I Larsen class is expected to be another $84 billion, or $12 billion per cycle. The total cost for this project is expected to be $1.428 trillion, or $204 billion per cycle.