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As part of a joint test group, Sailors from Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) prepare to launch a 16,000 lbs. sled from the ship's flight deck using the ship's Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS).
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (June 5, 2015) As part of a joint test group, Sailors from Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) prepare to launch a 16,000 lbs. sled from the ship's flight deck using the ship's Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS). Ford completed two successful "dead-load" tests on the initial test day; testing will continue over the next several weeks. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cory Rose/Released)

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