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Aircraft Carrier’s Life Will Prolong

Aircraft Carrier’s Life Will Prolong August 3, 2019

Huntington Ingalls Industries,  the U.S. Navy’s largest shipbuilder, has announced that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has received a $290 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to continue planning for the Refuelling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The initial year of planning was funded at a base value of $187.5 million. The contract, from U.S. Navy, funds the second and third years of planning, long-lead-time material procurement, shipboard inspections.

Once completed, a recapitalized carrier will be capable of operating for another 25 years. Work is expected to be completed by July 2020. The Nimitz-class carriers have a length of 1,092 feet (333 metres)  and a full-load displacement of over 100,000 tonnes. The vessels can attain a maximum speed of over 56 km/h. They can carry 90 aircraft and short-range defensive weaponry for anti-aircraft warfare.

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