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  • 3 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The company that is set to equip the U.S. Navy’s next aircraft carrier, the USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), with an arresting gear system on April 1 said its system completed the first aircraft arrestment. According to General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems, the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system conducted the arrestment of an F/A-18E Super […]

  • 30 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    While the US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier already made its milestone first F/A-18F Super Hornet catch at sea with the advanced arresting gear (AAG) system in June last year, the USS Gerald R. Ford is yet to be declared capable of operating a full carrier air wing. The AAG is a next-generation system designed for […]

  • 22 November 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Navy’s new-design aircraft recovery system, Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG), has completed its most demanding test event to date with 22 aircraft arrestments in just over 26 minutes at the Runway Arrested Landing Site (RALS) in Lakehurst, New Jersey. The two-day series of testing Oct. 23-24 evaluated the AAG thermal management system’s ability to […]

  • 3 October 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS), the company in charge of delivering the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG)  for the US Navy’s Ford-class carriers, announced that the system has completed testing for the C-2A Greyhound, E-2C+ Hawkeye, and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. The testing supports the Navy’s development of a propeller Aircraft Recovery Bulletin (ARB), which is […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded General Atomics (GA) an initial sole-source contract for Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) for the CVN 79 aircraft carrier to be named John F. Kennedy.   This contract is for the initial procurement of the long-lead-time materials in support of a full production […]

  • 23 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Despite considering reverting to the legacy recovery system, Mk-7, a U.S. Navy review board decided to continue with AAG as the aircraft recovery system of choice for the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The Advanced Arresting Gear’s test program marked the completion of the 350th trap of an F/A-18E Super Hornet in December, 2016. To […]

  • 13 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system has received the green light to recover all “props and jets” aircraft. The Aircraft Recovery Bulletin (ARB) released Aug. 2 states that the new carrier USS Gerald R. Ford will be able to operate the heavier Greyhound and Hawkeye propeller aircraft once it returns […]

  • 31 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford recovered and launched its first fixed-wing aircraft less than a week after being commissioned into the fleet. The milestone took place off the coast of Virginia on June 28, with the first arrested landing occurring at 3:10 PM (EST) and the first catapult launch happening at 4:37 PM […]

  • 10 October 2017

    The US Navy has awarded General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) a contract to deliver the first set of on board repair parts (spares) for the electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) and advanced arresting gear (AAG) system on the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). GA-EMS said this delivery order also provides spares to support the […]

  • 19 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Atomics a $195.1 million contract modification which will see the company manufacture, assemble and test the advanced arresting gear for the third Ford-class aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 80). General Atomics will be responsible for the installation of the system and eventual repairs and drawing changes. The navy considered cancelling the AAG […]

  • 23 May 2012
    Industry news

    Thales has been awarded a contract to supply minesweeping equipment for the Republic of Korea Navy’s (ROKN) new Mine Sweeper Hunters. The contract signed with ITT Corporation (now ITT Exelis) is for the supply of three ship sets of Advanced Acoustic Generators (AAGs) from Thales in Australia. These will be provided by ITT Exelis to […]

  • 5 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    QinetiQ North America, a defence-based technology company announced that it has been awarded a contract to deliver control hardware and software for the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) to be installed on the U.S. Navy’s future aircraft carrier, the USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The contract is awarded […]

  • 17 January 2020
    Training & Education, Vessels

    The US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) departed its homeport of Norfolk on January 16 to begin aircraft compatibility testing (ACT) off the East Coast as the first aircraft, an E-2D, landed on board. In October 2019, the ship, described as the world’s most expensive ship with a price tag of […]

  • 30 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Atomics a $532.6 million contract modification to install the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) onboard the third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 80). The latest modification includes the manufacture, assembly, inspection, test and checkout of the EMALS and includes repairs, technical data, and drawing changes. The Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System is designed […]

  • 18 December 2013

    When Rear Admiral Hervé Bléjéan took over the Force Headquarters of the EU Operation Atalanta on Friday 6 December, one of his first actions was to meet with the Force Commanders of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), Commodore Aage Buur Jensen, and NATO’s Operation Ocean Shield, Rear Admiral Eugenio Diaz del Rio. During their meeting […]

  • 6 February 2020

    The US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) completed aircraft compatibility testing (ACT) on January 31, following 16 days at sea, during which the crew launched and recovered 211 aircraft, testing five different airframes, using first-generation flight deck systems. The testing phase included the first-ever underway catapult launches and arrested landings for […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    A Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) CHALLENGER (CL-604) from the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) is currently supporting NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD Task Force 508 (CTF-508). The Danish MPA is stationed in the Seychelles and includes an aircrew and support team of 21 personnel, including two liaison officers at NATO Allied Maritime Command MARCOM. This […]

  • 7 June 2018

    QinetiQ North America will be delivering control hardware and software for the electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) and the advanced arresting gear (AAG) under a contract with General Atomics. The company announced it has completed negotiations on the contract which it originally received from General Atomics (GA) in Sept 2017. The equipment to be delivered will […]

  • 11 June 2014

    Following last month’s change of command from Norway to Denmark and subsequent force integration training, Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) is resuming support to NATO’s counter-terrorism Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR.   “Our units are newly deployed together, and I am pleased with the way our exercises went,” says Commodore Aage Buur Jensen, Royal Danish Navy, […]

  • 24 January 2012

    USS Halsey (DDG 97) responded to a call of distress from M/V Albrouj, a Yemeni dhow that was en route to Somalia from Yemen, while the U.S. ship was conducting helicopter operations in the Gulf of Aden, Jan. 19. The guided-missile destroyer Halsey, which was two hours away from the position of the dhow, immediately […]

  • 26 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    NATO and Japan conducted a joint counter-piracy drill in the Gulf of Aden on Thursday, 25 September 2014, to test communications and tactical skills. It was the first such joint naval exercise between the two maritime fleets.   “By synchronizing our activities and sharing information we stand a much better chance to secure the waters […]

  • 25 June 2014

    On Sunday 22 June, the newly-appointed Force Commander of the NATO counter-piracy Task Force, Commodore Aage Buur Jensen, paid an inaugural visit to the EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jürgen zur Mühlen. Both met at sea on board of EU Naval Force flagship FGS Brandenburg.   Both Force Commanders and their respective staffs used the […]

  • 27 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Commodore Aage Buur Jensen of the Royal Danish Navy and Commander of the Combined Maritime Forces’ counter piracy force (CTF-151), has paid a flying visit to the latest frigate to arrive in theatre under his command. HMS Westminster is currently at sea in the Gulf of Aden where the Commodore’s Flagship made the rendezvous. During […]

  • 28 November 2014
    Training & Education

    On November 26th, 2014, NATO and Japanese maritime forces continued to strengthen relations and enhance interoperability by conducting a combined exercise in the Gulf of Aden. It was a follow-on to the first-ever exercise between the two counter-piracy forces that took place two months ago. Like the first exercise, the participants were the destroyer JS […]

  • 11 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Danish Defence Select Committee visited NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) yesterday as part of a broader program of visits to UK-based commands.   Discussions at MARCOM focused on maritime operations, including NATO counter-terrorism Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR in the Mediterranean and counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD off the Horn of Africa. The 11 visitors also included a […]

  • 1 February 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) a contract for the construction of two new Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers, CVN 80 and CVN 81, in a bid to achieve cost savings by ordering the two ships at once. As per the navy, the savings exceed $4 billion when compared to […]

  • 16 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 took the opportunity to train with the Tanzanian Navy during a port visit earlier this month. From 2 – 6 July, the SNMG1 and Task Force 508 flagship HDMS ESBERN SNARE was in port in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to replenish fuel, water, and food.   This visit proved to […]

  • 13 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Delivery of the U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford has once again been delayed as the ship will not be delivered to the navy before November 2016. Back in April 2016, it was said the ship would be ready for delivery by September 2016. The U.S. Navy did not specify why exactly […]

  • 3 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On 28 September, EU Naval Force Flagship ITS Andrea Doria arrived in Port Sultan Qaboos, Muscat, Oman for a busy 4 day port visit. The port visit coincided with a port visit of the flagship of NATO Operation Ocean Shield, HDMS Esbern Snare and a visit of the Force Commander of Combined Maritime Force’s (CMF) […]