Turning The Tide On Plastic
Witness history in the making, as the US Navy redesigns the launch system behind supersonic fighter jets. Their inspiration: a technology found in amusement parks. That’s right, the same technology that propels roller coasters is about to change the way fighter pilots fly into battle.
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Episode InformationIt’s the most advanced weapon in America’s arsenal: the nuclear-powered supercarrier. Witness history in the making, as the US Navy redesigns the launch system behind supersonic fighter jets. This mobile combat airfield has the power to project timely and overwhelming force anytime, anywhere in the world. Now, a revolutionary new technology called EMALS promises to launch U.S. Navy aircraft carriers into 21st-century warfare. Take an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the Navy’s game-changing, multi-million-dollar electromagnetic carrier catapult and witness a history-making high-stakes test on which the entire program depends.