Tuesday, December 21, 2010

EMALS Launches Super Hornet

For the first time in over 50 years, a US Navy plane has been launched by something other than a steam catapult, with the next-generation electromagnetic catapult performing its first ever live aircraft launch when an F/A-18E Super Hornet was launched from the system. The event took place at the Navy’s Lakehurst Air Engineering Station in New Jersey.

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