US Navy Receives Overhauled Carrier

13 July 2009 (Last Updated July 13th, 2009 18:30)

The US Navy has received the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson from Northrop Grumman following a complex overhaul that could extend the carrier's life by 25 years. The Nimitz-class carrier has undergone a reparation procedure that included work on more than 2,300 compartments, hun

The US Navy has received the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson from Northrop Grumman following a complex overhaul that could extend the carrier's life by 25 years.

The Nimitz-class carrier has undergone a reparation procedure that included work on more than 2,300 compartments, hundreds of system upgrades and over 20 million man-hours of work for defueling and refueling the nuclear reactors.

Northrop accomplished the three-and-a-half year upkeep project at the company’s shipbuilding facility in Newport News, Virginia.