Advanced Naval Control Systems


Our technology is integrated on America’s most modern warship to launch aircraft using the Electro-Magnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and arrest aircraft using the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG).

For over a decade, QNA has supported GA and the U.S. Navy by designing, manufacturing and testing aircraft launch and arresting control hardware and software for the Ford-class aircraft carriers.  QNA has delivered product to the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ test site and to USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) and is currently in production on the second Ford-class aircraft carrier, the future John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).  Most recently, we were contracted to deliver control hardware and software for the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) to be installed on the Navy’s third Ford-class aircraft carrier, the future Enterprise (CVN 80).

We are building on the success of EMALS and AAG programs to deliver leading edge, proven, reliable, and functional control systems for shipboard, submarine, and shore based systems.

Electro-Magnetic Aircraft Launch System

Advanced Arresting Gear

More information can be found on the General Atomics website.