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The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and ships assigned to the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) transit the Atlantic Ocean while conducting composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) on February 16, 2018.

US Navy wants to get rid of an aircraft carrier to buy new weapons needed for a next-level fight with China

The controversial move would free up funds to develop and field new weapons that will be more survivable in a high-end fight against China or Russia.
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) departed Naval Station Norfolk, Monday, in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in U.S. 5th and 6th fleets. Along with Truman, guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) and guide missile destroyers USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), USS Gravely (DDG 107) and USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) are also deploying.

The Pentagon wants to retire an aircraft carrier decades early, but Congress says that’s not going to happen

The Pentagon reportedly wants to send the USS Truman into retirement two decades early, but Congress is already starting to push back.
Three F-35C Lightning II aircraft.

The Navy’s F-35C stealth fighters are officially ready to wage war from the decks of US aircraft carriers

The Navy has declared its carrier-capable F-35Cs "ready for combat," a major milestone for the fifth-generation stealth fighter.
The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and ships assigned to the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) transit the Atlantic Ocean while conducting composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) on February 16, 2018.

US aircraft carrier fleet set to shrink as Pentagon reportedly decides to retire USS Truman 2 decades early

The number of US carriers could drop to 10 as the Pentagon retires the USS Truman to save billions of dollars for its new class of carriers.
The USS Hornet's five-inch gun in a still from video footage of the moment the WWII aircraft carrier was found.

A WWII US aircraft carrier, lost for 76 years, has been found on the floor of the South Pacific Ocean

The USS Hornet, which sank in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, was discovered by Vulcan, founded by the late Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen.
Iran's Ghadir submarine menaces behind a US carrier strike group.

Iran releases video of its submarine sinking a US aircraft carrier by exploiting a key weakness

Iran's Ghadir class might not be advanced by objective standards, but a hole in US defenses means it actually does have a shot at sinking a carrier.

Aircraft carriers ‘are the most survivable airfield’ and they may soon be even harder to kill, top Navy admiral says

US carriers face a growing number of threats from adversaries such as China and Russia, but the US Navy's top admiral insists they can take the heat.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

US Navy admits failure on $760 million weapon to protect its aircraft carriers from an age-old threat

The US Navy has shed light on a previously secret project to protect aircraft carriers from the grave threat of torpedoes, and it's a massive failure.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits Puget Sound.

US aircraft carriers are the world’s most powerful ships and are nearly impossible to kill — here’s why

US carriers are symbols of American might for good reason — they are incredibly difficult to sink. China would struggle to send one to the depths.
Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford during its commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.

The Navy secretary made Trump a high-stakes promise: A major problem with the Navy’s new carrier will be fixed ‘or you can fire me’

As the first in its class, the USS Gerald R. Ford was expected to have problems, but the $13 billion aircraft carrier has attracted special attention.