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US Navy awarded General Atomics contract for EMALS parts.

| 2019

General Atomics has been awarded a $US 20 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide EMALS parts for its aircraft carrier CVN-78, the USS Gerald R. Ford.

US Navy awarded General Atomics contract for EMALS parts The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) steams in the Atlantic Ocean. Ford is underway conducting test and evaluation operations (Picture source : U.S. Navy)

General Atomics has recently been awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy, worth $US 20 million, to manufacture, test and deliver Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch Systems (EMALS) spare parts to support the US Navy's CVN-78 aircraft carrier. Work is expected to be completed by early 2023.

This aircraft carrier is the latest of the U.S. Navy and is scheduled to enter service in 2022. It is the world largest carrier and the wolrd largest ship ever constructed in terms of displacement. It is expected to be equipped with EMALS, developed by General Atomics, that launches carrier-based aircraft faster and more efficiently than the previous conventional steam piston.

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