GENERAL ATOMICS SELECTS GENERAL TOOL COMPANY TO PROVIDE CRITICAL HARDWARE FOR NEXT FORD-CLASS CARRIER
Cincinnati, Ohio – October 30, 2023 – General Tool Company (GTC) announced today it has been awarded its fourth contract by General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) to deliver critical hardware for the Navy’s Ford-class aircraft carrier, the future USS Doris Miller (CVN 81).
This procurement will include Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) items such as the motor support structures, trough covers and other associated components. This award supports GA-EMS’ full production contract award by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for delivery of EMALS and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) systems for installation aboard CVN 81 the fourth of the U.S. Navy’s Ford-class aircraft carriers to be equipped with the systems.
EMALS is a complete launch system designed to replace the steam catapults. The electric motor-based AAG system provides for aircraft deceleration during aircraft carrier recovery operations. EMALS and AAG are designed to launch and arrest a broad range of aircraft, while providing higher reliability, greater efficiency, and lower maintenance.
General Tool Company is a defense and aerospace subcontract manufacturer located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Founded in 1947, GTC’s team of experts has supplied welding, precision machining and assembly services to Fortune 1000 companies in support of their most mission critical programs.