General Atomics is being awarded a $532.6 million contract to manufacture, assembly, inspection, test and checkout of the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) delivered on-board the CVN 80 aircraft carrier, including installation and checkout spares, repairs, technical data, and drawing changes.
Work is expected to be completed in September 2027. Fiscal 2016 shipbuilding conversion (Navy) funds in the amount of $11,000,000 are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year, US DoD said in a statement last Friday.
The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
The Indian Navy has sent letters of request (LoR) to the Pentagon under government-to-government deals to acquire Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) for its carriers. The LoRs contain price and availability for 22 Guardians and three EMALs catapults and are now under consideration by the US department of defense for clearance under the Foreign Military Sales,
The US Navy plans to use electromagnetic force to launch F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet of the deck from its next generation aircraft carrier next year. An operational launch of the Navys Electro-Magnetic Aircraft Launch System, or EMALS, will mark the first time in 60-years that a fighter has shot off of a ship without using the current steam-catapult systems, senior Navy officials were quoted as saying by Scout Friday
Russias United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) is developing a new launch system for warplanes to take off from aircraft carriers. "Work is currently underway to develop systems that can also be used on modern aircraft carriers
The US Navy released a CVN 80/81 two-ship buy Request for Proposal (RFP) to Huntington Ingalls Industries - Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) on March 19 to further define the cost savings associated with procuring next two Ford-class carriers together, under a single contract. "In keeping with the National Defense Strategy, the Navy developed an acquisition strategy to combine the CVN 80 and CVN 81 procurements to better achieve the Department's objectives of building a more lethal force with greater performance and affordability," said James F
General Atomics (GA) has been awarded a production contract modification for the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) for the future Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 80)
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has developed a High Energy Pulsed Power Container (HEPPC) that provides twice the energy density than existing railgun pulsed power solutions. The HEPPC can reduce the number of pulsed power containers required to launch projectiles or hybrid missiles from a railgun weapon system, providing greater flexibility for future Navy and Army railgun applications, the company said in a statement Thursday
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