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).
This contract award establishes GA as the sole source provider of both AAG and the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) for the first three Ford-class carriers, Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), and Enterprise (CVN 80).
“This is a significant step toward ensuring all the materials and support associated with EMALS and AAG are readily available to launch and recover aircraft from Ford-class carriers for decades to come,” stated Scott Forney, president of GA Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS). “CVN 78 was delivered in May.
Construction on CVN 79 is well underway. And work is scheduled to begin on CVN 80 within the year. GA-EMS will provide all production, manufacturing, engineering, design and program management, logistics support, and information assurance.
GA-EMS will also subcontract to suppliers across the United States for necessary component manufacturing support. AAG has undergone successful aircraft fly-in arrestment testing at the Runway Arrested Landing Site at Joint base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.
“AAG is installed and undergoing testing on CVN 78, which recently completed the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) trials,” stated Rolf Ziesing, vice president of Programs at GA-EMS.
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
General Atomics Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system has completed the first fly-in aircraft recovery of an F/A-18E Super Hornet. The demonstration was conducted on October 13, 2016 at the Runway Arrested Landing Site (RALS) at Joint base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) completed the first aircraft arrestment made with the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) on March 31. GA-EMS, in collaboration with the US Navy, conducted the arrestment of an F/A-18E Super Hornet at the Runway Arrested Landing Site (RALS) located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, in Lakehurst, New Jersey
General Atomics (GA) has been awarded a contract for the production of the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAR) for the US Navy's future aircraft carrier to be named John F. Kennedy
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General Atomics has announced that the US Navy successfully executed its first at-sea aircraft launch and recovery events aboard the newly commissioned aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) on 28 July, using GA-EMS Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG)
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