Despite Trump’s Ire, Electromagnetic Launch System Is Full Steam Ahead

Credit: Atomics and Colin Throm/AW&ST/General Atomics
Shortly after his 2017 inauguration, U.S. President Donald J. Trump landed aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) in a Sikorsky VH-3 helicopter for a pre-commissioning ceremony. Touring the aircraft carrier’s below-deck compartments, a particular subsystem decades in the making drew his fury. As a...

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