Huntington Ingalls Industries has concluded dry dock services in line with refueling and complex overhaul efforts for the Nimitz-class USS George Washington, or CVN 73, vessel.
The ship received structural updates and underwent repair work during the aircraft carrier“™s dry dock phase, the company said Monday.
In addition, HII updated the vessel“™s aircraft launch systems and recovery equipment and replaced pumps, valves and piping components.
HII received a $2.8B contract from the U.S. Navy to modernize the USS George Washington in 2017. The company noted it has achieved 60 percent of the overhaul effort and is on schedule for completion in 2021.
“With the ship back in the water, we can turn our attention to our next major milestones and finishing our maintenance period to return this vital national asset back to the fleet,“ said Capt. Kenneth Strong, a commanding officer of the USS George Washington.