Gerald R Ford Completes Flight Deck Certification

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) completed its Flight Deck Certification (FDC) and Carrier Air Traffic Control Center (CATCC) certification on March 29. Once out to sea, F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, E-2D Hawkeyes, and MH-60S Nighthawks assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 conducted operations to prove the ship’s and crew’s capabilities. To achieve certification, Ford conducted more than 400 day and…

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General Atomics Continues Delivery of EMALS/AAG for CVN 79, CVN 80

July 12, 2021 – General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it continues on-time delivery of the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) for installation on the future Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers USS John F Kennedy (CVN 79) and USS Enterprise (CVN 80). GA-EMS’ EMALS and AAG installed aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN…

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General Atomics Awarded Sustainment Contract for Ford-Class EMALS and AAG

May 18, 2020 – General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a contract for ongoing engineering and logistics sustainment of Gerald R. Ford-class Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch Systems (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) systems by the Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent, MD. GA-EMS will provide critical engineering, technical, configuration management and program support for EMALS…

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