The New Generation Aircraft Carrier (known in France as PANG) will be equipped with the latest generation of electromagnetic catapults (EMALS) and arresting strands (AAG). These two very recent systems will provide the French Navy with the latest technology for catapulting and landing aircraft.
After more than 20 years of development, the EMALS and AAG are deployed on US aircraft carriers and soon on the French Navy's future aircraft carrier. These two systems have many advantages: they are less noisy for the crew, prepare for the arrival of the 6th generation aircraft, increase interoperability between the navies, etc.
With this in mind, Gaétan Powis interviewed Scott Forney, CEO of General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems, a subsidiary of the General Atomics group, during the Euronaval international show taht has just been held in Paris.
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