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US Navy completes modernization of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.

| 2023

According to information published by the US DoD on January 20, 2023, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility completed a six-month Planned Incremental Availability on USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) four days ahead of schedule.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. (Picture source: US DoD)

During PIA, testing and repairs focused on all areas of the ship to include propulsion plants, habitability spaces, the flight deck, navigation, communications, radars, weapons, and information systems.

The USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) is a United States Navy Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. It was commissioned in 1982 and has been in active service ever since.

The ship has been deployed to various parts of the world, including the Persian Gulf, the Western Pacific, and the Indian Ocean, and has participated in several conflicts, including Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) is a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, which is the largest class of aircraft carrier in the world. It is powered by two nuclear reactors and is able to achieve speeds of over 30 knots (about 35 mph).

The ship has a displacement of 97,000 tons and is 1,092 feet long and 252 feet wide. It has a flight deck that is 4.5 acres in size and can carry a total of 90 aircraft.

The ship is equipped with a wide range of defensive and offensive weapons, including radar-guided and infrared-guided missiles, Phalanx close-in weapons systems, and two Mk-29 Sea Sparrow launchers. Additionally, the ship is equipped with a wide range of electronic systems, including radar and communication systems, as well as a variety of sensors.

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