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USS Harry Truman to Undertake Planned Incremental Availability for Maintenance, Modernization Work

USS Harry S TrumanThe USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier is set to undertake a 10-month planned incremental availability for maintenance and modernization work at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard starting Sept. 27.

The availability will require close to 499,773 man-days with 51 percent of the work shouldered by contractors, alteration installation teams and the ship’s force, including the NNSY 2015 Truman team, the U.S. Navy said Thursday.

The PIA team will also update the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services tactical network that works to support the ship’s operations.

“Because Truman’s last availability at NNSY was condensed, significant maintenance was deferred, making this a large and complex availability,” said Bobby Leigh, deputy project superintendent.

Mike Jennings, Truman project superintendent, said the Navy will partner with Huntington Ingalls Industries to perform work during the availability.

HII will support the modernization, replacement and repair of USS Harry S. Truman’s nuclear propulsion systems and specialized systems under a $52.4 million cost-plus-fixed-fee Navy contract.

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