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France: will have the new aircraft carrier the EMALS catapult?
It would be the first Navy outside of US to have it
The new generation aircraft carrier that will have to support and replace over the years the "De Gaulle" could be equipped with EMALS (Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System) catapult used only on the US "Gerald R. Ford"-class. An idea corroborated by the launching of talks between the Pentagon and the French arms agency (DGA, Direction générale de l'armement), which under pressure from the Marine N...
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