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Future Indian Navy and French Navy Aircraft Carriers Likely to be Fitted with EMALS & AAG

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by layman, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. Picdelamirand-oil

    Picdelamirand-oil Lt. Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

    Jun 20, 2012
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    Now they just need to improve reliability, if they don't want unbearable plane losses
  2. smestarz

    smestarz Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

    Jun 11, 2011
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    EMALS is expensive but it has many advantages,.
    a) the maintenance of EMALs system is easier and cheaper, Steam catapults on other hand take a long time to maintain.
    b) Since Steam Pressure is required for steam catapults, sometimes the delay is there if a heavier plane is to be launched to get the steam pressure, with EMALS, Take off can be ensured almost after every 30 seconds no matter it is F/A-18 or E-2D

    Thus EMALS have a long term benefits and advantages.


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