The US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford has conducted the first ever at-sea launch of the EMALS (Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System) which replaces the traditional steam catapult.

The test, on 28 July saw the Ford launch a Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet using the EMALS off the Norfolk, Virginia coast. The aircraft was also recovered using the new advanced arresting gear.

News Team
2 August 2017