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Advanced Arresting Gear begins next round of aircraft testing with recovery of C-2 and E-2 aircraft
The testing is to ensure that the Advanced Arresting Gear can support the full USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) air wing The Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system at the Runway Arrested Landing Site in Lakehurst, N.J. has started to recover the Grumman E-2 and C-2 series of carrier-borne aircraft. The new round of AAG Performance Testing began on May 24....
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 (EFTs) can launch without exceeding stress limits on the aircraft A software fix for the U.S. Navy’s Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) has been validated by the service at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, early this summer. As we have...
EMALS is being "fine-tuned" to overcome a vibrational issue associated with optimising the launch and recovery of different aircraft appropriate for their configuration Acting Secretary of the U.S. Navy, Sean Stackley, told lawmakers that the next-generation Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) is having some issues launching F/A-18s that are loaded with fuel tanks. In fact as reported by Janes.com the General Atomics-built EMALS...

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