General Atomics Delivers First Hardware Components for Newest Aircraft Carrier

General Atomics Delivers First Hardware Components for Newest Aircraft Carrier

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 19, 2011

San Diego, Calif., May 16, 2011 – General Atomics celebrated a milestone on May 9, with the

delivery of the first set of Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System, or EMALS, production

components to Naval Air Systems Command for installation in the new aircraft carrier CVN 78.

The shipset consists of thousands of hardware items related to its launch and recovery systems."This first delivery demonstrates how developing electromagnetic technologies can be brought to

market in support of our customer, our defense and our nation," said Dean Key, production

program manager for General Atomics, maker of the CVN 78 EMALS, and its companion

Advanced Arresting Gear, or AAG.

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc., in Newport News, Va., received the celebrated delivery.

About General Atomics

General Atomics is a San Diego-based innovation firm with a 50-year history of successful

solutions for defense, energy and environmental challenges, including the Electromagnetic

Aircraft Launch System, or EMALS, and the Blitzer™ electromagnetic railgun. Affiliated

manufacturing and commercial service companies include General Atomics Aeronautical

Systems, Inc., which produces the Predator® family of unmanned aircraft systems.

Contact:

Nancy Hitchcox

(858) 455-3951

Nancy.Hitchcox@ga.com

Doug Fouquet

(858) 455-2173

Doug.Fouquet@ga.com