EMALS having issues with launching F/A-18s carrying fuel tanks

Acting Secretary of the U.S. Navy, Sean Stackley, told lawmakers that the next-generation Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) is having some issues launching F/A-18s that are loaded with fuel tanks.

US Navy 101218-N-0000X-002 An F-A-18E Super Hornet is launched during a test of the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) at Naval Air Sys
By U.S. Navy photo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

“In that process, with F-18s with fuel tanks attached, vibration was detected. And so now what they’re doing is going back through the software and adjusting the system to remove that vibration,” said Stackley.

  1. RunningBear says:

    ….so the Ford will only fly the F-35 and helicopters??

    🙂

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