The Swift HSV-2 is a
wave-piercing, aluminum-hulled, catamaran. She
has as a helicopter
flight deck, vehicle deck, small boat
and unmanned vehicle launch and recovery capability,
and an enhanced communications suite. The
modular design allows the ship to be
refitted to support any mission without requiring
long shipyard periods.
HSV-2 now operates as a
logistics supply and non-governmental organization
command platform supporting overall United States
Naval Strategy. Swift has two crews which rotate the
ships operations approximately every four months,
allowing her almost continuous operations.