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 sailor explained how the new Electromagnetic Aircraft Launching System (EMALS) would replace steam-powered catapults, Trump erupted: “No you’re not. You’re ...


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