General Atomics showcased its Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System at Defexpo 2014
US Company General Atomics showcased its Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) at Defexpo 2014, New Delhi, India.
Navy Recognition learned that eventhough the technology would have to be cleared for export by the US congress,General Atomics is activelly seeking to export the system to potential customers such as India, Brazil and even France in the future.
Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) is a complete launch system designed to replace the existing steam catapult currently being used on aircraft carriers. The USS Gerald R. Ford, the first ship of the CVN-21 Future Aircraft Carrier Class, will use electromagnetic launch systems.
Reduced Manning Workload
Reduced Thermal Signature
Increased Launch Availability
Reduced Topside Weight
Reduced Installed Volume
Launch capability for unmanned aerial vehicles