Planned overhaul of the aircraft carrier should be completed in May 2019, when the ship will be released for testing. Planned modernization and repair of control systems, protection of the hull, combat systems, lifts and elevators - the total amount of work is estimated at 315 000 man-hours.
In all likelihood, this repair will be one of the last for USS Nimitz. With the new equipment and significant modernization of several elements of the ship, including the work on preserving its hull, the aircraft carrier will receive a reserve for continued service- told Brian Fazio, project leader for the modernization of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz.
Carriers such as the Nimitz are the largest warships in the world. The displacement of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz is 100 000 t, length - 333 m, width - 77 m, draft - 11,3 m. c.), accelerating the aircraft carrier to 260 nodes (000 km / h). The service life of nuclear reactors is 30 – 56 years. The aircraft carrier Nimitz (CVN-20) - was adopted by the US Navy in 25 year