Launch Catapult v2.0 | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Most Recent Daily Airborne

Airborne On ANN

Airborne On YouTube/Hi-Def/Mac Friendly

Monday

Airborne 01.26.15

Airborne 01.26.15

Tuesday

Airborne 01.20.15

Airborne 01.20.15

Wednesday

Airborne 01.21.15

Airborne 01.21.15

Thursday

Airborne 01.22.15

Airborne 01.22.15

Friday

Airborne 01.23.15

Airborne 01.23.15

Wed, Apr 07, 2004

Launch Catapult v2.0

Navy To Install Electromagnetic Launchers On All Future Carriers

The next US aircraft carrier and all that follow will have a completely new catapult design for launching aircraft. Monday, the Navy awarded a $145.6 million contract for that new system to General Atomics of San Diego (CA).

Like a rail-gun or mag-lev train, the new catapult system will use powerful electromagnets to propel aircraft along the flight deck for take-off.

"Basically we have to provide enough energy to provide the end speed needed to launch any given aircraft," said Tony Kopacz, program manager for General Atomics' electromagnetic launch system. He was interviewed by a reporter from the San Diego Union-Tribune.

"The claim to fame is that it's easier on the airplane," Kopacz said. "We also can handle a bigger spread of different types of airplanes well into the 21st century."

The system will be installed in the Navy's next-generation carrier, CVN-21, beginning in 2007.

FMI: www.navy.mil

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 01.23.15: Google/SpaceX Bucks, Pet Aero-Rescue, Return of the P-3?

Also: Disruptive Innovation, V22 Ospreys, USAF Lets Bluebook Loose, Dawn and Ceres, FAASTeam Virtual Safety Stand Down As SpaceX’s Elon Musk pushes ahead on his development o>[...]

Airborne 01.23.15: Google/SpaceX Bucks, Pet Aero-Rescue, Return of the P-3?

Also: Disruptive Innovation, V22 Ospreys, USAF Lets Bluebook Loose, Dawn and Ceres, FAASTeam Virtual Safety Stand Down As SpaceX’s Elon Musk pushes ahead on his development o>[...]

Klyde Morris (01.26.15)

Klyde Finds Inspiration At Udvar-Hazy... FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

AeroSports Update: The Two Eagles Are Headed Across The Pacific

Balloon Pilots Are In Flight For A More Than 6,000 Mile Journey To Cross The Pacific From West To East It was announced at the Albuquerque Balloon Fest last year that pilots Troy B>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.26.15)

"'Unlawful use of an unmanned vehicle or aircraft to capture an image' would include: Sound waves; Thermal, infrared, ultraviolet, or visible light or other Electromagnetic waves; >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC