USS Gerald Ford EMALS Suffers Fault During Testing Period

USS Gerald Ford EMALS Suffers Fault During Testing Period
U.S. Navy

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) returned to port Sunday after its latest at-sea testing period with mixed results. While the carrier operated with the most complex air wing to date, the ship's Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) suffered a failure that prevented the carrier from launching planes for five days, the Navy announced in a Sunday statement.

On June 2, the crew discovered a fault in the power handling system that connects the ship's energy-generating turbines to the EMALS power system.

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