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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

General Atomics Lands Navy Production Contract for JFK Carrier Components

EMALS LaunchGeneral Atomics has secured a production contract from the U.S. Navy to provide the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System and Advanced Arresting Gear for the USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) aircraft carrier.

The company said Monday its electromagnetic systems group will provide program management, design, engineering and manufacturing services at its facility in Mississippi and subcontract component manufacturing to other U.S. vendors.

Dean Key, director of launch and recovery production programs at General Atomics, said the team will build on its experience with the earlier CVN 78 program to fulfill the new contract.

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