EMALS aboard Ford went out, interrupting flight operations

By Mallory Shelbourne / June 9, 2020 at 12:10 PM
The Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System aboard the Navy's new aircraft carrier crashed last week during the ship's most recent at-sea period. According to a Navy press release , EMALS went out on June 2, meaning the Gerald Ford (CVN-78) could not conduct flight operations until the crew resolved an issue with the "power handling elements" on June 7. "Loss of EMALS curtailed flight operations to some extent, but the Strike Group, ship, and air wing team still accomplished significant goals...

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