EMALS Testing Begins Aboard CVN-78


06/08/2015: U.S. Navy Sailors, civilian employees and contractors observed a “dead-load” test of the new electromagnetic aircraft launching system (EMALS) aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).

The weighted sled was launched into the James River where it was recovered for additional test launches.

Credit:U.S. Navy video/Released:6/4/15

For a look at the new landing and take-off launch system aboard CVN-78, see the following: