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Less than one week after President Donald Trump commissioned our newest aircraft carrier, #USSGeraldRFord
launched and recovered its first fixed-wing aircraft on Friday.
The Super Hornet caught the number two arresting wire of #CVN78
’s advanced arresting gear system and was launched from catapult one using the electromagnetic launch system.
The software-controlled advanced arresting gear is a modular, integrated system that consists of energy absorbers, power conditioning equipment and digital controls, with architecture that provides built-in test and diagnostics, resulting in lower maintenance and manpower requirements. The system is designed to provide higher reliability and safety margins, as well as to allow for the arrestment of a greater range of aircraft and reduce the fatigue impact load to the aircraft.
The electromagnetic launch system’s remains the same as the traditional steam catapult; however, it employs entirely different technologies. It delivers necessary higher-launch energy capacity, improvements in system maintenance, increased reliability and efficiency, and more accurate end-speed control and smooth acceleration. EMALS is designed to expand the operational capability of the Navy's future carriers to include all current and future planned carrier aircraft - from lightweight unmanned aircraft to heavy strike fighters.
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