HII to modernise USS Harry S Truman
Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division has been awarded a contract worth $52 million for nuclear propulsion and complex modernisation work on the US Navy's USS Harry S Truman aircraft carrier, the company announced on 22 August.
The contract covers technical data, engineering and management support, design integration, support services, manpower, prefabrication, material procurement and planning. Work is expected to be completed by September 2017.
USS Harry S Truman is the eighth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, launched in September 1996 and homeported at Naval Station Norfolk. The work is being conducted as part of the vessel's planned incremental availability.
The ship provides flexible mission capabilities such as maritime security operations, expeditionary power projection, forward naval presence, crisis response, sea control, deterrence, counter-terrorism, information operations and security cooperation. Its embarked air wing is capable of projecting tactical air power over the sea and inland, and providing sea-based air, surface and subsurface defence capabilities.
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