The Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System is the latest generation of launching systems for launching aircraft carriers, replacing existing steam catapults. The unit has recently been successfully tested on the USS Gerald R. Ford and will be officially in service in 2018. The deck of aircraft carriers is too short for the fighter plane to achieve the speed required to break off the ground. Therefore, navies have been using a steam launch system for many years, which gives them the speed they need to fly quickly. This system works quite well, but the US Navy plans to replace it with a completely new catapult named EMALS (Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System) in 2018,

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The Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System is the latest generation of launching systems for launching aircraft carriers, replacing existing steam catapults. The unit has recently been successfully tested on the USS Gerald R. Ford and will be officially in service in 2018. The deck of aircraft carriers is too short for the fighter plane to achieve the speed required to break off the ground. Therefore, navies have been using a steam launch system for many years, which gives them the speed they need to fly quickly. This system works quite well, but the US Navy plans to replace it with a completely new catapult named EMALS (Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System) in 2018,

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