During the recent USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) EMALS (Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System) testing, a GoPro camera was attached to the sled and filmed its launch off the flight deck. Ship Sponsor Susan Ford Bales issued the command signals as dead loads, large sleds on wheels used to simulate the weight of an aircraft, were tested and successfully launched.

The EMALS testing was conducted at Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) in Newport News, VA as NNS readies to complete CVN 78 for its 2016 Commissioning.

View Huntington Ingalls Industries YouTube page for the GoPro video of the launch

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