Aircraft Launch and Recovery Systems
General Atomics’ EMS Group is at the forefront of developing electromagnetic technologies and systems to modernize naval aircraft operations. EMS is developing and building state-of-the-art linear induction motors and control systems to launch aircraft from carriers, replacing steam-driven catapults, and is incorporating advanced rotating motors into new arresting gear systems for recovery of aircraft
Naval Power and Propulsion Systems
General Atomics/EMS is developing advanced electric power and propulsion systems that will offer new ways for naval vessels to efficiently use electric power. EMS is developing advanced electric power conversion and distribution systems to improve the efficiency and survivability of shipboard electric power systems, and advanced motor technologies that can increase the efficiency and viability of electric propulsion.
Weapons and Support Systems
General Atomics/EMS is developing next-generation weapons and support systems based on advanced electromagnetic technologies that can improve operational effectiveness and efficiency. EMS is leading development of pulsed power systems for rail guns, which can launch projectiles without propellants or explosives, and is using maglev technologies to provide new means of high-speed testing.
Demilitarization and Hazardous Waste
Minimization and disposal of hazardous wastes is a serious concern. GA has developed advanced process systems to destroy any organic wastes (Hazardous Waste Destruction) and to destroy conventional and chemical munitions (Demilitarization).