VIDEO: U.S. Navy Tests Electromagnetic Jet Fighter Catapult

VIDEO: U.S. Navy Tests Electromagnetic Jet Fighter Catapult

This is pretty cool.  The U.S. Navy has been working on better ways to help launch jets off of carriers.  One of them involves an electromagnetic catapult!

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The United States Navy has been working on a new method to launch fighter jets off of aircraft carriers, not that the old method doesn’t work, but there’s no harm in making things better and more efficient than they already are. It’s working on a next-generation electromagnetic catapult that will one day be deployed on the Navy’s aircraft carriers for the purpose of launching jets, one recent test of the system has proven that it can easily handle up to 80,000 pounds of steel.

Watch below. It’s pretty wild.

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