US to provide EMALS technology to India for aircraft carriers

 

The US will provide the crucial Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) for the Indian Navy’s future aircraft carrier.

India had sent a letter of request to the US government during the Obama administration for the Electromagnetic Launch System (EMLAS) built by General Atomics for aircraft carrier planned by the Indian Navy. The Indian Navy plans to integrate the US-made EMALS catapults into its future supercarriers.

Due to its flexible architecture, EMALS can launch a wide variety of aircraft weights and can be used on a variety of platforms with differing catapult configurations.