So, here’s the scoop: the US Navy’s doubling down on keeping its fleet in top-notch shape. The service recently threw a hefty $913 million contract at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding to spruce up the old Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

This move isn’t just about a fresh coat of paint; it’s about beefing up its capabilities for future missions and giving it a new lease on life.

Two Decades of Dominance, Aiming for Fifty

The USS Harry S. Truman has been in service since ’98, serving America’s maritime interests.

Now, it’s due for a facelift, part of the Navy’s plan to extend its operational life and keep it relevant for the long haul.

We’re talking serious overhauls here – design tweaks, engineering wizardry, and all the work to ensure this floating fortress stays tip-top for another stint.