Aircraft Launch and Recovery Systems

EMALS & AAG: Mission Ready
EMALS & AAG: Benefits of EMALS over steam catapults

Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS)

EMALS flexible architecture
The system can be designed for a variety of platforms and is capable of launching a wide range of aircraft weights.

EMALS uses electromagnetic technology to launch aircraft from the deck of naval aircraft carriers and offers significant benefits over current launch systems:

  • Increased launch operational ability
  • Flexible architecture to suit different platforms
  • Capable of launching wide range of aircraft weights
  • Reduced manning and lifecycle cost
  • Reduced thermal signature
  • Reduced topside weight and installed volume

Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG)

EMALS flexible architecture
AAG Below Deck View

AAG is a turbo-electric system designed for controlled and reliable deceleration of aircraft. The AAG system provides significant benefits over current recovery systems:

  • Higher availability and safety margins
  • Operational capability to recover projected air wing
  • Reduced manning and maintenance
  • Self-diagnosis and maintenance alerts