NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier deactivations may come as close as it gets to guaranteed future defense contracts. The U.S. Navy cannot simply park a nuclear reactor-equipped carrier somewhere. “You have to do the inactivations,” says Chris Miner, vice president for in-service aircraft carrier programs at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding unit. At some point, though, all nuclear-powered carriers will have to be inactivated, Milner says, ...


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