Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System

Launch ‘Em: Carrier Suitability Branch project manager at NAS Pax River explains What Every Pilot Catapulting Off the Carrier Needs

Launch ‘Em: Carrier Suitability Branch project manager at NAS Pax River explains What Every Pilot Catapulting Off the Carrier Needs

The last thing a Navy pilot launching from an aircraft carrier wants is that sinking feeling as the jet descends… Read More

3 months ago

Naval Aviator explains why USAF Pilots land softer than US Navy Pilots

Landing on an aircraft carrier. It takes skills and nerves of ice for a US Navy pilot to land an… Read More

4 months ago

Visit Aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78): all you need to know about US Navy’s newest and most advanced aircraft carrier

“This ship and crew are actively reshaping the face of our Navy’s capabilities and strengthening the future of Naval Aviation,”… Read More

6 months ago

Aircraft Carrier USS Gerald R. Ford Departs Norfolk for first warfighting deployment

Even though the US Navy has not specified the exact operating areas of the Ford CSG during its current deployment,… Read More

10 months ago

Chinese Liaoning carrier strike group conducts exercise simulating attacks on Japan’s Nansei Islands

A Chinese carrier strike group involving the aircraft carrier Liaoning and Type 055 missile destroyers has been conducting drills that… Read More

1 year ago

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) aircraft carrier, the world’s largest warship, ready to deploy

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) aircraft carrier, the world’s largest warship, is in shape to deploy five years after its… Read More

1 year ago

Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy Could Have 5 Aircraft Carriers, 10 Ballistic Missile Subs by 2030

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy possesses the resources to field up to five aircraft carriers and 10 nuclear ballistic… Read More

2 years ago

Clear Photo Of People’s Liberation Army Navy Air Force’s J-35 Carrier-Capable Stealth Fighter appears on Chinese social media

The picture in this post features the clearest image to date of China's future carrier-borne stealth fighter known as the… Read More

2 years ago

France cleared to buy EMALS and AAG for its next aircraft carrier

The EMALS comes in 2 launcher configuration while the AAG will have 3 engine. As noted by Alert 5, France… Read More

2 years ago

EMALS, AAG complete 8,000 aircraft recoveries, launches on USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier

351 Naval aviators were qualified using EMALS and AAG throughout 2020 and 2021. Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) and Electromagnetic Aircraft… Read More

3 years ago

“USS Ford EMALS failed after 181 launches. It was required to work for 4,166 launches before failure,” Pentagon tester says

The AAG was working for an average of 48 traps before failing. According to Alert 5, the Pentagon’s Director, Operational… Read More

3 years ago

USS Gerald R. Ford completes 1000th Aircraft Arrestment, 1000th Launch, gets Flight Deck Certification

USS Gerald R. Ford will be the only carrier regularly available to provide carrier qualifications to pilots who require them… Read More

4 years ago

C-2, E-2 completed Advanced Arresting Gear performance testing

The testing supports the Navy’s development of a propeller Aircraft Recovery Bulletin, which is a prerequisite for arresting propeller aircraft… Read More

5 years ago

U.S. NAVY HAS FIXED EMALS PROBLEMS WITH LAUNCHING F/A-18s LOADED WITH FUEL TANKS

71 EMALS launches were conducted to confirm F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler outfitted with wing-mounted, 480-gallon external fuel tanks… Read More

7 years ago

EMALS HAS PROBLEMS WITH LAUNCHING F/A-18s LOADED WITH FUEL TANKS

EMALS is being "fine-tuned" to overcome a vibrational issue associated with optimising the launch and recovery of different aircraft appropriate for… Read More

7 years ago