And is underpowered and has not enough T/Rs to fully exploit the missiles suite embarked. ESSM needs at least AN/SPY 1D. And is still too heavy.
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ ... -spy-1.htm
AN/SPY-1K - Smallest version of the radar offered, intended to fit corvette-sized vessels. None currently in service. The requirement of the Israeli navy is to mount a fixed four-face phased-array radar, which can be either indigenous EL/M-2248 MF-STAR or American SPY-1K, and Mk41 VLS on their new surface combatants. Ingalls once proposed a 4,200-ton design with SPY-1K and a 16-cell Mk41 VLS buried in the superstructure while AFCON, a consortium of Bath Iron Works, IZAR, and Lockheed Martin, marketed a 2,600-ton corvette with SPY-1K and a 4-cell Mk41 VLS installed in the forward hull.
That puts it out of the Lafayette's reach as drawn.