US Navy completes repairs to aircraft carrier Harry S Truman

13 November 2019 (Last Updated November 13th, 2019 11:47)

The US Navy has announced that the electrical malfunction previously reported aboard its Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75) has been fixed.

The US Navy has announced that the electrical malfunction previously reported aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75) has been fixed.

The carrier underwent repairs after an electrical issue was identified as the ship was preparing for a deployment originally planned to take place in September this year.

Following the completion of the repairs, the USS Harry S Truman will soon return to sea to conduct operations.

During the maintenance, the navy worked with industry partners to replace damaged components and perform tests.

The US Navy said in a statement: “An engineering analysis, coupled with inspections aboard several aircraft carriers, show that this was a localised issue and not a class-wide concern.”

Naval Sea Systems Command commander Vice Admiral Thomas Moore said: “Returning HST to full functionality was a team effort with a tremendous amount of work and collaboration by NAVSEA, our industry partners, shipyard workers and the crew of HST to overcome a very challenging technical issue.”

The navy stated that it is now focused on preparing the carrier, air wing and sailors to go on operational deployment.

According to USNI News, the escort ships from the Harry S Truman Carrier Strike Group departed for deployment in September without CVN 75 due to the electrical issue suffered by the aircraft carrier.

Earlier this year, the Trump administration shelved plans to decommission the USS Harry S Truman two decades early.

The US Navy had announced plans in the FY 2020 budget proposal to scrap the ship’s planned mid-life refuelling.