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Unread post19 May 2020, 12:06

Navy Awards General Atomics Sustainment Contract for Ford-Class Launch, Landing Systems
18 May 2020 Seapower Staff

"...At-sea test periods are ongoing for the first carrier of the class, the USS Gerald R. Ford. In February, EMALS and AAG were cleared for shipboard launch and recovery of all currently deployed naval aircraft types aboard the Ford.

More than 2,300 successful day and night aircraft launches and recoveries using EMALS and AAG onboard have been completed. In addition, the Ford has finished flight-deck certification, aircraft compatibility testing and fleet replacement squadron training exercises for pilots to earn their qualifications on specific aircraft. EMALS and AAG continue to perform and execute according to specifications with the objective of reaching the sortie generation rates required for combat readiness...."

Source: https://seapowermagazine.org/navy-award ... emals-aag/
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Unread post20 May 2020, 22:50

USS Ford Maintenance Moving Ahead of Schedule, Shrinking To-Do List for After Shock Trials
20 May 2020 Megan Eckstein

"...Lawmakers had been told that Ford is now set to deploy in 2024, though the Navy pushed back on that timeline and said it could be sooner.

...Geurts said the current crew has also been working hard during at-sea time on the carrier, thoroughly testing all the new systems on board and working through how to operate them most efficiently. Geurts said the crew earlier this week set a record for how many planes it caught with the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) and launched with the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) – 167 combined catapults and trap landings in one day, compared to a previous record of 135 during another recent at-sea day.

The carrier is getting ready to bring the air wing on in about two weeks for full cyclic operations. In addition to continuing to refine operations with the new AAG and EMALS systems, the ship’s crew will also get to start working through the process of bringing ammunition up to the flight deck and loading it on aircraft.


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Unread post04 Jun 2020, 17:26

Launch, Recovery Systems Achieve Another Milestone Aboard Gerald R. Ford
04 Jun 2020 SeaPower Staff

"SAN DIEGO — More than 3,000 catapult launches and landings using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) have been completed aboard USS Gerald R. Ford, said the systems’ manufacturer, General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS).

The milestone is significant for the carrier and its crew, as the Navy moves toward a goal of 8,000 launches and landings at sea scheduled through the end of 2020.

“EMALS and AAG continue to perform as expected as the ship ramps up evolutions towards achieving combat operational readiness,” said Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS. “Both systems’ capabilities are being rigorously exercised to meet the daily objectives for cats and traps in support of the various squadrons undergoing carrier qualification and training aboard CVN 78. In addition to marking the 3,000 milestone, on May 19, the ship performed 167 successful launches and recoveries in a single day, breaking the previous record of 135.”

“Since January, CVN 78 has multiplied the total expected number of launch and landing evolutions by a factor of four,” Rolf Ziesing, vice president of programs at GA-EMS, added. “We’ve seen EMALS and AAG put through the paces day and night on CVN 78, utilizing a range of aircraft, including F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes, C-2A Greyhounds, EA-18G Growlers and T-45C Goshawks.”..."

Source: https://seapowermagazine.org/launch-rec ... ld-r-ford/
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