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GA-EMS’ AAG continues testing

28th June 2018 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has completed its latest round of performance testing of the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system, the company announced on 25 June.

Having completed F/A-18 Super Hornet testing, the AAG system is now being tested with heavier, prop-based C-2A, E-2C+ and E-2D aircraft at the Runway Arrested Landing Site in Lakehurst, New Jersey. The testing will then transfer to carrier testing aboard USS Gerald R Ford.

AAG is a turbo-electric system designed for the controlled and reliable deceleration of aircraft. AAG is installed aboard Gerald R Ford along with the GA-EMS Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS), which uses electromagnetic technology to launch aircraft from the deck of naval aircraft carrier.

Both systems are currently in production for the future USS John F Kennedy and Enterprise.

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