Gen­eral Atomics An­nounces Suc­cess­ful Air­craft Launch and Re­cov­ery on Board USS Ger­ald R. Ford EMALS and AAG Sys­tems Launch and Ar­rest F/A-18F Su­per Hor­net

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SAN DIEGO, CA. Gen­eral Atomics Elec­tro­mag­netic Sys­tems (GA-EMS) an­nounced Au­gust 11 that the US Navy’s suc­cess­ful ex­e­cu­tion of its first at-sea air­craft launch and re­cov­ery events aboard the newly com­mis­sioned air­craft car­rier USS Ger­ald R. Ford (CVN 78) on July 28, us­ing GA-EMS (AAG). The first ar­rest­ment and launch of an F/ A-18F Su­per Hor­net was fol­lowed by three ad­di­tional suc­cess­ful ar­rest­ments and launches.

“This is a landmark event, show­cas­ing the en­gi­neer­ing skill, hard work, and ded­i­ca­tion of our GA-EMS team and the Navy to bring stated Scott For­ney, Pres­i­dent of GAEMS. “We are ex­tremely proud to see th­ese com­plex, rev­o­lu­tion­ary sys­tems suc­cess­fully per­form and come to life as part of this ex­tra­or­di­nary firstin-class car­rier. We look for­ward to work­ing closely with the Navy as test­ing and tri­als con­tinue to ex­er­cise th­ese sys­tems to help bring CVN 78 for­ward into op­er­a­tional readi­ness.”

In ad­di­tion to CVN 78, GA-EMS is the sole source provider of AAG in­clud­ing the fu­ture USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), which is cur­rently un­der con­struc­tion, and the fu­ture USS so­phis­ti­cated soft­ware con­trols and power elec­tron­ics to drive the world’s largest lin­ear in­duc­tion mo­tors to en­sure ac­cu­rate end speeds and smoother ac­cel­er­a­tions. AAG is a turbo- elec­tric sys­tem de­signed for con­trolled and re­li­able de­cel­er­a­tion of air­craft dur­ing re­cov­ery op­er­a­tions on car­ri­ers. Both sys­tems con­tinue land­based test­ing at Joint Base McGuire the launch and re­cov­ery of all air­craft types and mod­els sched­uled for the Ford-class air wing.

Scott For­ney, Pres­i­dent of GA-EMS

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