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USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) - Nimitz class
« on: January 27, 2017, 04:11:01 AM »


100604-N-2921I-041 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 4, 2010) - A French aircraft, Rafale F3 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG) in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. HST Carrier Strike Group includes Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 10, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW) 3, Commander, Destroyer Squadron (CDS) 26 and German Frigate FGS Hessen (F221). (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Dusan Ilic)
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USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75)
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2019, 01:57:04 PM »
This U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Won't Be Headed to the Scrapper
Congress won't let the USS Harry S. Truman go.

by David Axe Follow @daxe on TwitterL

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/us-navy-aircraft-carrier-wont-be-headed-scrapper-46057

Lawmakers are lining up to reject the U.S. Navy's proposal to prematurely decommission, as a cost-saving measure, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman .

The Navy likely anticipated the widespread opposition, observers pointed out, underscoring that the sailing branch apparently floated Truman's early retirement as a ploy to secure additional funding in the 2020 budget.

The ploy apparently is working.

There is "zero" chance the House Armed Services Committee will approve the decommissioning, said Rep. Joe Courtney, a Connecticut Democrat and the chair of the HASC seapower subcommittee.

"The Truman is only about 25 years old, which in [terms of] an aircraft carrier is actually pretty young," Courtney said, according to Business Insider.

The Washington Post columnist David Ignatius on Feb. 26, 2019 first reported the proposed carrier cut. Breaking Defense a day later confirmed that the 21-year-old Truman is the ship in question .

The Navy previously had planned to keep Truman in service at least another 25 years. In an abrupt reversal, the Navy in its 2020 budget proposal reportedly will propose to cancel Truman's 2024 mid-life overhaul, effectively forcing the service to decommission the vessel once its nuclear reactor cores wear out some time in the 2020s.

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The internal struggle between Mattis and the Navy raged as the Trump administration struggled to build up the fleet to 350 ships. The expansion could cost as much as $23 billion a year, according to the Congressional Research Service. But in recent years the Navy’s annual shipbuilding budget has averaged around $15 billion.

In early 2019 the Navy has signalled a slowdown in shipbuilding that could undermine the 350-ship fleet.

"In light of the new National Defense Strategy and changes in the security environment since that was put out, we’re doing a new force-structure assessment," Adm. John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, said in a February 2019 conversation with reporters. "We’ll see where that goes."

But legislators have made it clear they won't let the Navy cut carriers.

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Re: USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75)
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2019, 02:29:27 PM »
https://www.janes.com/article/88209/trump-administration-changes-course-on-early-truman-retirement

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Trump administration changes course on early Truman retirement
01 May 2019

After presenting a proposed fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020) budget earlier this year that eliminated a mid-life overhaul for the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) to retire the ship early, the Trump administration has shifted gears, and the US Navy (USN) is ready to make the proper budgetary adjustments.


The Trump administration now says it will not retire the aircraft carrier USS <I>Harry S. Truman</I> (CVN 75) early, as planned. (USN)

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Re: USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75)
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2019, 12:58:28 PM »
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Trump won’t retire aircraft carrier, but House bill would make sure | Defense News
Washington ― The White House has already canceled its politically unpopular plans to decommission the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman 25 years early as a cost-savings measure ― and now House lawmakers are spiking the football.

Draft legislative language would bar the reduction of the carrier fleet below 11, a number of carriers required by a prior statute. It also adds back $17 million in funding associated with the carrier’s refueling and complex overhaul, and the bill expresses support to grow the carrier fleet to 12.

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Navy officials previously argued that the savings of retiring the Truman early ― an estimated $4 billion over time ― would drive investments in yet-to-be fully developed long-range fires and unmanned technologies.

https://www.defensenews.com/congress/2019/06/03/trump-wont-retire-aircraft-carrier-but-house-bill-would-make-sure/