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The aircraft carrier "Abraham Lincoln" will get a second life

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Residents of the distressed Newport News can breathe easy: the US authorities have provided them with work for $ 2,6 billion. Such a sum was allocated for the modernization of the Abraham Lincoln nuclear aircraft carrier.


The town of Newport News in Virginia was experiencing difficult times due to the fact that the White House stopped financing the shipyard - the main source of income for local residents. Professional shipbuilders had to hire supermarkets to work.

Problems with the financing of the city began on the eve of the call of the aircraft carrier "Abraham Lincoln", which is part of the American, to the docks of Newport News. fleet 23 years old. The American authorities decided that it was time to modernize the ship, and allocated $ 2,6 billion for this. The contract went to Huntington Ingalls Industries.

It includes refueling aircraft carrier reactors, refitting and upgrading more than 2300 compartments, 600 tanks and hundreds of other systems. The repair company will also have to upgrade the airborne deck, catapults, combat systems and much more. 3800 people will take part in the work. After modernization, the Abraham Lincoln should become one of the most modern and technologically advanced Nimitz class ships in the US Navy. Representatives of the Nimitz ships are the largest warships in the world. They are designed to defeat large surface targets and provide air defense. Also, aircraft carriers "Nimitz" are used for military air operations.

One of these training operations on the "Abraham Lincoln" ended with the death of Lieutenant Kara Haltgreen - she died while landing. It is noteworthy that this aircraft carrier was the first on which women began to serve.

"Abraham Lincoln" is also known for taking part in the filming of several Hollywood films - "Transformers", "Stealth" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter".

The aircraft carrier also took an active part in the hostilities in Iraq. More than 16 500 sorties were flown from it and about 700 tons of ammunition were fired.

It is expected that work on its modernization will be completed by 2016 year.
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  1. evgenii67
    evgenii67 April 4 2013 11: 07 New
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    Hello everyone! When will the machine be stopped? $ 2,6 billion. Yes, with this money you can build a new one. America is the greatest "sawmill" of money.
    1. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg April 4 2013 16: 12 New
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      When it rusts, it will stop itself ...
    2. Zubr
      Zubr April 4 2013 18: 37 New
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      At $ 2 billion, the construction of only one B-2 pulls, so only lips will be painted.
    3. Reasonable, 2,3
      Reasonable, 2,3 April 5 2013 04: 07 New
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      The machine is braked only in the 3rd world. They are waiting for this. Otherwise, nothing.
  2. Hudo
    Hudo April 4 2013 11: 09 New
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    "One of these training operations at Abraham Lincoln ended in the death of Lieutenant Kara Khaltgrin - she died during the approach. It is noteworthy that this aircraft carrier was the first on which women began to serve."


    It is necessary for pin dos to be consistent, after modernization to form a team of homosexuals, pedophiles and perverts.
    1. evgenii67
      evgenii67 April 4 2013 11: 13 New
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      Quote: Hudo
      It is necessary for pin dos to be consistent, after modernization to form a team of homosexuals, pedophiles and perverts.

      Yes, you imagine how they will use weapons (there are rockets and bombs of a longitudinal form laughing )
      1. Hudo
        Hudo April 4 2013 11: 25 New
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        Quote: evgenii67
        Quote: Hudo
        It is necessary for pin dos to be consistent, after modernization to form a team of homosexuals, pedophiles and perverts.

        Yes, you imagine how they will use weapons (there are rockets and bombs of a longitudinal form laughing )



        This is bullshit! The real nightmare will be when this variegated shushera comes ashore during a visit to another port. laughing laughing
  3. Nesvet Nezar
    Nesvet Nezar April 4 2013 11: 16 New
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    And the Russian city of Nikolaev in Ukraine will never breathe calmly. The shipyards on which Soviet aircraft carriers were built will never build them, as well as ships of similar classes ....
    1. Hudo
      Hudo April 4 2013 11: 20 New
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      Quote: Nesarya Nesvet
      And the Russian city of Nikolaev in Ukraine will never breathe calmly. The shipyards on which Soviet aircraft carriers were built will never build them, as well as ships of similar classes ....



      Everything that the sweeping claws of Ukrainian Svidomo cannot touch is irrevocably transformed into.
  4. Trailer
    Trailer April 4 2013 11: 18 New
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    Quote: Nesarya Nesvet
    And to the Russian city of Nikolaev in Ukraine


    He could have breathed calmer if the Ukrainian authorities had not been calving for so many years.
    1. Alexander D.
      Alexander D. April 4 2013 21: 01 New
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      And what do you think the Ukrainian authorities should do?
  5. SlavaS
    SlavaS April 4 2013 11: 19 New
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    Professional shipbuilders had to hire supermarkets to feed themselves
    Let them move to Russia, it seems like we have, there are just not enough specialists!
  6. svp67
    svp67 April 4 2013 11: 22 New
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    Well then, to the "Big Ship, a big torpedo", initially at least "default ... am "
  7. Rus86
    Rus86 April 4 2013 14: 11 New
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    that’s how good the idea is!
    the distressed builders of large ships are simply a godsend for Russia.
    the essence of the idea: we go there, we invite to our place and let arbeiten be upon us)
    I just read the current, there are no specialists like them with experience.
    and he would be useful. and we feel good - school and practice, plus us their ideas.
    it’s impossible to formulate correctly, but as they say VVZhir-th, you look, you ... a cowboy on this SKY)
  8. elmi
    elmi April 4 2013 15: 13 New
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    "Abraham Lincoln" is also known for taking part in the filming of several Hollywood films - "Transformers", "Stealth" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter".

    A good way to earn and increase patriotism. We also need to shoot and show more patriotic films
    1. Zubr
      Zubr April 4 2013 22: 47 New
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      And in our country, patriotism is innate. No matter how badly we live, and so that we do not happen. But in fact it turns out like this: “Oh, you walrus horseradish, you drove into our country, well, bastard hold on” ...... and these guys are not fake, this is our “madness” in their sense, but in our spiritual perfection, they never understand, it's our business to scold our rulers and liberals, and let these Pendo-Europeans and Pendo-Americans do not bother, we will clean the snout for good health .....
  9. dmitreach
    dmitreach April 4 2013 17: 39 New
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    how to park an aircraft carrier ...
  10. Zubr
    Zubr April 4 2013 19: 50 New
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    I’ve spied something here, but I don’t know if this is true or fiction, but laughed heartily ... lol
  11. Nayhas
    Nayhas April 4 2013 20: 03 New
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    Oh, this “rashatudey”, everything is “shameless” for them, according to this “yellowness”, then the largest shipyard in the USA is directly suffocating from lack of money and work ... As if two aircraft carriers of the Gerald Ford type are not built on it, or three submarines of the Virginia type ... Disruption of the US state defense order is guaranteed!