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US ready to supply India electromagnetic catapults for aircraft carriers

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The administration of US President Donald Trump expressed her readiness to supply the Indian Navy with the latest EMALS electromagnetic catapults, PTI reported, citing sources.


Starting catapults are used on aircraft carriers to accelerate aircraft during takeoff. Currently, overwhelmingly used steam catapults.

US ready to supply India electromagnetic catapults for aircraft carriers


The EMALS (Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System) system is being developed by General Atomics to replace steam catapults on American aircraft carriers of the Gerald R. Ford class (CVN 78). At the same time, the US Navy has not officially launched a new system.
Compared to steam, an EMALS catapult achieves greater impulse while reducing the overall mass of the catapult and improving a number of characteristics.

India officially showed interest in the new system during the administration of Barack Obama. On Monday, the Trump administration responded to the Indian authorities that Washington was ready to provide India with a new technology in the future, PTI reported, citing knowledgeable sources. The agency notes that the response from the Trump administration came in anticipation of the visit of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, which is expected in the coming weeks. In addition, the head of the Pentagon, James Mattis, visited India at the end of September.

In recent years, India and the United States have been stepping up defense cooperation. Last year, under the Obama administration, India gained the status of a “Major Defense Partner of the United States.”

In addition, at the end of August of the same year, the countries signed the “Memorandum of Understanding on Logistics Exchange (LEMOA)” - an agreement on military logistics, which allows countries to introduce a convenient payment system to use each other’s military bases for technical support, maintenance, refueling and other actions transmits RIA News.
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  1. DEPARTMENT
    DEPARTMENT 18 October 2017 17: 50 New
    +5
    Well, they buy everything to the Hindu ... See how these catapults would not explode at the most crucial moment! Well frames ..)))
    Something was remembered by the Falkland conflict of Argentina and Great Britain ... Argentina had more than half of the air bombs, torpedoes, missiles simply did not explode (the United States sold them) !!!
    And so they would have defended the islands and the fleet of naglosaksa would have destroyed .. That's such a thing!
    1. Komsomol
      Komsomol 18 October 2017 17: 54 New
      10
      Don’t grumble, Vital. wink NS doesn’t get any better-2 (TWO, Karl !!!!!!!!!) A plane on the Forge in the Sea fell not so long ago, is it normal?
      1. grandson of Perun
        grandson of Perun 18 October 2017 18: 52 New
        +5
        Quote: Komsomol
        NS doesn’t get any better-2 (TWO, Karl !!!!!!!!!) A plane on the Forge in the Sea fell not so long ago, is it normal?

        This is not normal - the condition of the cables must be monitored more carefully.
        But the cables ALL operating aircraft carriers of the Navy periodically break. In vain you are pumping up the negative.
    2. The_lancet
      The_lancet 18 October 2017 18: 02 New
      +5
      US Presidential Administration Donald Trump expressed readiness to supply the latest Navy EMALS electromagnetic catapults to the Indian Navy

      Does India have a lot of money? Then it buys the best that they can offer. This is logical
      1. Rurikovich
        Rurikovich 18 October 2017 19: 34 New
        +2
        Quote: The_Lancet
        Then he buys the best that they can offer. This is logical

        Well, yes - you don’t really use it yourself (effectiveness is still a question), but you are pushing it under a loud sign (I suspect that for political reasons - India is not so good with China, so we throw up the sweet pill wink ) laughing Well, they didn’t even JUST run in a mode close to combat. And I give 200% that a wagon and a small cart of childhood diseases will crawl out during operation on a Ford lol repeat
      2. kirgiz58
        kirgiz58 18 October 2017 20: 56 New
        +4
        Quote: The_Lancet
        Does India have a lot of money? Then it buys the best that they can offer. This is logical

        But the loot has no money, so on the lick, the ugly bulb was panned. What amerza did not fit a catapult to them? After all, friends, do not spill water. smile
    3. The comment was deleted.
    4. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 18 October 2017 18: 11 New
      +1
      Because these bombs and other things were more than years old than the Argentine generals.
    5. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 18 October 2017 18: 11 New
      +7
      "missiles simply did not explode (the United States sold them) !!!" ///

      Fuses must be checked and tuned ... wink
    6. NN52
      NN52 18 October 2017 22: 13 New
      +8
      DEPARTMENT
      Are you here too?
      You are a specialist in general, as I look ///
      About everything, and not about anything /
  2. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
    Andrei from Chelyabinsk 18 October 2017 17: 55 New
    +7
    A very strong step by the USA. Well done, because in addition to the catapults, they will also sell the aircraft themselves
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 18 October 2017 18: 10 New
      12
      Remember the joke? How an American came to the store
      to buy tampons for the wife. And the seller says: "once you
      the weekend is spoiled anyway, buy a fishing rod, go fishing. "
      And to the fishing rod, in turn, he sold a boat, a tent, a rucksack, a jeep and a trailer ... laughing
      1. himRa
        himRa 18 October 2017 18: 33 New
        +2
        Quote: voyaka uh
        And to the fishing rod, in turn, he sold a boat, a tent, a rucksack, a jeep and a trailer ...

        It looks like this ... the ship’s electrical system is many times more complex and the energy system is more powerful ..
        This is for simplicity ,, catapult ,,
      2. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
        Andrei from Chelyabinsk 18 October 2017 21: 33 New
        0
        Quote: voyaka uh
        Remember the joke?

        Still yes :))) laughing
    2. vanek77
      vanek77 18 October 2017 18: 36 New
      +4
      Another reason for what is happening now with all the tenders in India is that in the first place they do not see the development of shipbuilding in our country, especially the large tonnage. We can’t build a larger corvette at the moment, we can’t even stutter about destroyers and aircraft carriers. By virtue of all this, India, in her own words, does not see us as a sea power and corresponding military ally. She needs a patron and friend against China, we are not on this list. All this affects our cooperation in military aviation. It may happen that the modernization of the Su-30MKI and the sale of 150 T-50s will be the last, since India requires the complete transfer of T-50 technologies and an agreement on this should be signed next spring. The fight for the light and middle class of fighters is still ongoing, but the pressure on our fighters is huge, slop pouring without sparing. There, France and the United States "cook porridge," ours is hard.
      Of the pleasant. The Egyptian pilots are on the background of the MiG-29M and they have a new helmet-mounted system that our MiG-35 pilots should have (although it is sad that we do not have them).

      1. WUA 518
        WUA 518 18 October 2017 18: 54 New
        0
        Quote: vanek77
        MiG-29M and they have a new helmet-mounted system, to

        And what's new in it? NSCU Slot ZUM, 1977 development.
    3. ZVO
      ZVO 18 October 2017 18: 42 New
      +2
      Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
      A very strong step by the USA. Well done, because in addition to the catapults, they will also sell the aircraft themselves

      In addition, and turbines and condenser units.
      Accordingly, all the electrical equipment will be designed by the Americans and delivered by them.
      Accordingly, all end consumers will also be American: "so as not to break Feng Shui" ...
      Beauties ...
    4. zadorin1974
      zadorin1974 18 October 2017 19: 47 New
      +3
      Well-made mattresses sell even what they themselves don’t work. Because of the problems with the operation, the D. Ford catapults still do not have their own air wings. So, turkeys are another loshars of the American military-industrial complex
      1. ZVO
        ZVO 18 October 2017 21: 02 New
        +3
        Quote: zadorin1974
        Well-made mattresses sell even what they themselves don’t work. Because of the problems with the operation, the D. Ford catapults still do not have their own air wings. So, turkeys are another loshars of the American military-industrial complex


        Do you really think so. what does not work?
        you need to know the enemy, and not turn your ass to him ... And do not wear pink glasses ...
        On July 28, the first flights to EMALS took place.
        1. zadorin1974
          zadorin1974 19 October 2017 16: 16 New
          +1
          Not so long ago there was a bad article on large Pentagon programs. So the Navy itself complained about problems with the settings of the electromagnetic catapult, it does not meet the parameters laid down (it does not adjust according to takeoff masses). What the test flights show does not mean that everything is in chocolate. That's when form an air group, so the problems have been solved, which can be easily checked even at the level of a simple layman. And at the moment, the manufacturer has requested additional funding for troubleshooting. Something like this.
  3. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 18 October 2017 18: 06 New
    +5
    "achieving a greater impulse of impulse while reducing the total mass of the catapult and
    improving a number of characteristics "////

    Not only more impulses. You can flexibly adjust the acceleration depending on
    type and weight of the aircraft. For example, the F-35C had a problem: when starting an EMPTY plane
    the pilot received too sharp a jolt. On an electric catapult it could be
    fix right away. Reprogram "on the go." But on the old there.
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 18 October 2017 18: 13 New
      +1
      And the main plus of EMC is the ability to work in the northern latitudes - India does not need IMHO for nothing.
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 18 October 2017 19: 01 New
        +4
        Quote: Alex777
        And the main plus of EMC is the ability to work in the northern latitudes - India does not need IMHO for nothing.

        Judging by Karl Vinson and America, steam catapults have no problems beyond the Arctic Circle either.
        1. Gransasso
          Gransasso 18 October 2017 19: 06 New
          0
          Quote: Alexey RA
          Judging by Karl Vinson and America, steam catapults have no problems beyond the Arctic Circle either.



          There are no restrictions on the operation of steam catapults ... no difference where ... what's on the equator, what's in the Barents Sea
    2. Herculesic
      Herculesic 18 October 2017 18: 19 New
      +2
      Alexey hi -How is it in reality to re-program on the go? belay The catapult has some characteristics and parameters that cannot be touched - do not get the right impulse, and the plane will simply be dropped from the deck with it! !! Naturally, he will immediately drown! Everything is more complicated there than you think, but changing the rewrite of the catapult software will not work - you need to minify a bunch of aggregates, and change their timing. ! And it will turn out to recreate the catapult.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 18 October 2017 18: 22 New
        +5
        They don’t change anything: the same catapult launches and light
        fighter and heavy aircraft AWACS. And you can run
        them in a row. Enter the type of aircraft and weight.
      2. Topgun
        Topgun 18 October 2017 19: 04 New
        +1
        here is an expert ... you can immediately see the engineer ... for each type of plane you give your catapult ...
        here everything is described in the video and the young lady who regulates the catapult depending on the weight of the plane is shown ...
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLVQE2Ml9z8
        PS UTB excerpt from the movie about Aviki, too lazy to look there is in Russian
        PPP is about steam, and electromagnetic is even easier to "regulate" ...
  4. vlad007
    vlad007 18 October 2017 18: 28 New
    +2
    It is unclear how you can only buy a catapult? And what kind of power source does the catapult have? The Hindus decided to design an aircraft carrier themselves, and to take the source of electricity and a catapult in a ready-made form from the USA?
    They can’t do the T-90 tank under the LICENSE normally, this year both Indian T-90 Bhishma tanks stalled in the tank biathlon and removed the entire team from the run.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 18 October 2017 22: 30 New
      +1
      Electromagnetic catapult - autonomous system. It requires a certain place under the deck and cable connections from the ship's electrical system.
      The new English aircraft carriers have a springboard. But the engineers provided a place for the catapult. If parliament gives money, they will put it in the future.
  5. TsUS-Air Force
    TsUS-Air Force 18 October 2017 19: 06 New
    +2
    Now they’ll put their catapults, prove that the Soviet aircraft carrier is not suitable for this, and persuade them to buy decommissioned American aircraft carriers
    1. Gransasso
      Gransasso 18 October 2017 19: 12 New
      +8
      Quote: NOC-VVS
      Now they’ll put their catapults, prove that the Soviet aircraft carrier is not suitable for this, and persuade them to buy decommissioned American aircraft carriers



      Decommissioned American with a catapult in every way it will be better written off Soviet
      1. TsUS-Air Force
        TsUS-Air Force 18 October 2017 20: 34 New
        +1
        how to know, how to know. the Chinese do not complain
    2. Normal ok
      Normal ok 18 October 2017 21: 26 New
      0
      Quote: NOC-VVS
      Now they’ll put their catapults, prove that the Soviet aircraft carrier is not suitable for this, and persuade them to buy decommissioned American aircraft carriers

      They will rather persuade to order the construction of new Aviks.
      1. TsUS-Air Force
        TsUS-Air Force 18 October 2017 23: 00 New
        0
        no, building new ones is too expensive, the Americans barely pulled one new aircraft carrier, and here it’s just India, they are, so to speak, a third-class country from the point of view of the Americans, it’s easier to sell old stuff there
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 18 October 2017 20: 13 New
    +2
    The catapult of the EMALS system showed a number of problems with vibration and software. And for this reason it has not been adopted yet. In essence, the Indians want to push the unfinished system, well, well done!
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 18 October 2017 22: 05 New
      0
      The newest American aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is transferred to the U.S. Navy.

      More on TASS:
      http://tass.ru/mezhdunarodnaya-panorama/4307855
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 19 October 2017 18: 36 New
        0
        Quote: BlackMokona
        The newest American aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is transferred to the U.S. Navy.
        More on TASS:
        http://tass.ru/mezhdunarodnaya-panorama/4307855

        So what ?
        The transfer of the ship of the Navy does not mean instant correction of errors, does the story of the F-35 tell you nothing?
  7. Yeah
    Yeah 18 October 2017 22: 13 New
    0
    another stupidity, just a catapult without a power plant .... and if with a new power plant, it’s easier to “blind” the new Aircraft Carrier than to redraw the old one (they have already tried to change the lining of the boilers), so this is no more PR move, or India will build new (I don’t think that we or China will do it ..) and maybe the warrior is right with a joke, only the order of actions of the other, catapult and aircraft carrier, and then any planes ..
  8. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 19 October 2017 05: 29 New
    0
    US ready to supply India electromagnetic catapults for aircraft carriers
    God grant you that we are no good.
    An electromagnetic pulse does not pass for nothing, not only for devices, but also for the body. I think the United States not only wants to work in India, but also seduce our scientists to develop an analogue.
    an agreement on military logistics, which allows countries to introduce a convenient payment system to use each other's military bases for technical support, maintenance, refueling and other activities
    And Indian ships sailed to America for refueling .....
    But amers, after naval maneuvers holes patch on the sides, Indian bases will fit.
  9. Whaler
    Whaler 19 October 2017 12: 49 New
    0
    "Ready to provide in the future")) what an interesting wording lol )) it's like "come later" yes