Newport News awarded CVN 75 RCOH worth potential $913 million

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) reports that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has been awarded an advanced planning contract for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

The CVN 75 RCOH contract, which has a total potential value of $913 million, includes engineering, design, material procurement and fabrication, documentation, resource forecasting and pre-overhaul inspections.

“Comprehensive planning is...

VIDEO: Carrier USS John C. Stennis Arrives at Newport News for Mid-Life Overhaul, Refueling

USS John C. Stennis CVN 74 arrives to Newport News Shipbuilding on May 6, 2021. HII Photo

Almost two years since its last deployment, carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) is now at Newport News Shipbuilding for its mid-life nuclear refueling and overhaul, the Navy announced on Thursday.

The carrier crossed the James River to the shipyard on Thursday afternoon to start the yard period for the seventh Nimitz-class carrier. The overhaul is expected to be complete in 2025.

Yard owner Huntington...

Navy Awards $3B to Newport News Shipbuilding for USS John C. Stennis Refueling

U.S. Sailors conduct a foreign object debris walkdown on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) while transiting the Strait of Gibraltar, May 3, 2019. US Navy Photo

The Navy today awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding $3 billion for the USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH).

Stennis is next in line for this mid-life availability, which includes tearing the flight deck off, gutting the ship of most of its...

VIDEO: USS George Washington Leaves Dry Dock As RCOH Continues

USS George Washington (CVN-73) leaving dry dock on Sept. 27, 2019. HII Photo

Carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) is pier-side in Newport News, Va. after almost two years in dry dock for its midlife refueling and overhaul, the service announced this week.

Last week, Huntington Ingalls Industries and the Navy began the process to float the aircraft carrier at the dock at the shipyard where Washington has been since 2017.

“Months in the making, flooding the dry dock began on the morning of Sept....

USS Harry S. Truman Suffers Major Electrical Malfunction, Raising Questions About Upcoming Deployment

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), left, and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG-98) transit behind the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG-60) in the Atlantic Ocean on July 10, 2019. US Navy Photo

Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) is experiencing a malfunction of the ship’s electrical distribution system ahead of an expected deployment this fall, USNI News has learned.

The carrier is supposed to go out for a second deployment, after...

USS George Washington More Than Halfway Through RCOH, Will Leave Dry Dock Next Month

The final piece of the new main mast of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) is installed at Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding, March 15, 2019. The 34-foot upper mast section raises the ship’s distinctive profile 123 feet above the flight deck. Huntington Ingalls Industries photo.

Aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) is more than halfway through its refueling and complex overhaul and is set to leave the dry dock at Newport News Shipbuilding next...

Navy, Pentagon Looking Across Services’ Budgets for Truman Refueling Funding

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits the Atlantic Ocean on Dec. 12, 2018. US Navy photo.

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – The Navy is unsure what spending items, if any, it will have to give up now that the White House has decided it wants to refuel aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), but leaders are confident that the Navy will still find money to keep its unmanned surface vessels on track.

The Navy had originally proposed not refueling Truman halfway through...

After Hearings, Lawmakers Call Truman Carrier Retirement Plan ‘Ridiculous’

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits the Atlantic Ocean on Dec. 12, 2018. US Navy photo.

CAPITOL HILL – Lawmakers told industry representatives today that, if it wasn’t already clear from their hearings with Pentagon and Navy leadership this week, they had no intention of letting the Defense Department shed an aircraft carrier instead of refuel it.

“I think that’s’ a ridiculous idea,” Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.), a retired Navy commander and current representative...

Acting SECDEF Shanahan Defends Truman Carrier Cut to Senate Panel

Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan meets with the Qatar Minister of State for Defence Affairs Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., March 12, 2019. DoD Photo

The acting secretary of defense defended the Pentagon’s decision to retire a Nimitz-class carrier 25 years early during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday. 

In response to chairman Sen. Jim Inhofe’s (R-Okla.) questions on why the Department of Defense was calling...

Pentagon Plan to Sideline Carrier Truman Will Net Just $17M in FY 2020

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) conducts a strait transit. Truman is currently deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting maritime security operations in international waters around the globe on April 27, 2018. US Navy Photo

A Pentagon budget plan to sideline an aircraft carrier rather than refuel it as a means to redirect money for other defense priorities would save just $16.9 million in Fiscal Year 2020, USNI News has learned.

That money in the next fiscal year is the first...

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