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.
Posted on May 19, 2011