New era for the US Carriers aircraft launching and recovery systems

General Atomics has received a $195.2 million contract modification for the advanced arresting gear (AAG) of the CVN-80 Enterprise aircraft carrier currently under construction.

And The Ford Class Carriers have also Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System, or EMALS, as opposed to the steam-powered aircraft catapults that have been in use for decades.

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Read the AAG here (General Atomics Web Site)

Read the EMALS here (General Atomics Web Site)


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