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GTC Receives Third Aircraft Carrier Contract

October 3 2018, by Pete Borden



Cincinnati, Ohio – October 1, 2018 – General Tool Company (GTC) announced today it has been selected by General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) to deliver critical hardware for the Navy’s Ford-class aircraft carrier, the future USS Enterprise (CVN 80).

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 80, the third of the U.S. Navy’s Ford-class aircraft carriers. EMALS and AAG have been installed on USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), which recently completed sea trials.

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. For more information, visit GTC’s website at www.gentool.com or contact Peter Borden at (513) 733-5500.

GA-EMS is a global leader in the research, design, and manufacture of first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ history of research, development and technology innovation has led to an expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions supporting aviation, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and processing and monitoring applications for critical defense, industrial and commercial customers worldwide.

General Atomics Press Contact: EMS-MediaRelations@ga.com

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