U.S. Navy: Retiring a Carrier Would Save $3.4 Billion The U.S. Navy estimates the Pentagon will save $3.4 billion in procurement funds over the future years defense plan and $1 billion each year in the operations and maintenance account by retiring the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) early, eliminating the need to pay for the ship’s midlife refueling. By calling for an earlier aircraft retirement than is needed, the service is signaling its intent to focus on future capabilities to ...

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