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NAVAIR AIREEL: EMALS launch of C-2A Greyhound

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Uploaded on Jun 16, 2011

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- The Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System successfully completed the first launch of a C-2A Greyhound belonging to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Zero (VX-20) from the NAVAIR Lakehurst, N.J., test site June 8. The Greyhound was launched 18 times over a wide range of aircraft weights June 8 and 9 as part of ongoing aircraft compatibility testing. EMALS, a complete launch system designed for Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) and future Ford-class aircraft carriers will replace the steam catapult system which has been in use for more than 50 years.

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