USA to provide EMALS technology to India for aircraft carriers

Posted on:19 Oct 2017 17:01:43
USA to provide EMALS technology to India for aircraft carriers
19 October 2017 Current Affairs: Donald Trump Government has promised to provide the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System(EMALS) technology to India for aircraft carriers.

S Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be visiting India soon and before his visit, Trump administration has informed of its decision to give EMALS to India.

EMALS also weighs less, is expected to cost less and require less maintenance, and can launch aircraft that are heavier or lighter.

This EMAL will help to launch heavy combat planes from the short runway of an aircraft carrier using electromagnetic force, instead of the old steam-powered catapults.

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