Saturday, March 9, 2013

Navy's Electromagnetic Motors for Aircraft Carriers (EMALS). New "Energy Weapons". New Energy technology. (Pictures I captured of shipment)

I captured pictures of a truck traveling through Knoxville, Tennessee at 5:45 PM 3/8/13 with an obvious military shipment.  I wondered what the contents of the boxes could be.  Were they filled with part of that 2 billion ammo purchase?   

Here are the pictures I captured of the shipment.   The truck had a Texas license plate, but the truck was on I-40/I-75 heading west.   

military electromagnetic motors/Energy weapons shipment

military electromagnetic motors/energy weapons shipment

Military Electromagnetic motors/energy weapons shipment

I got an up close of the writing on the boxes to try and figure out what the shipment was.

After doing a couple of searches I found out the shipment is Electromagnetic motors for the Navy's aircraft carriers.   They are replacing the steam catapult/arresting systems on aircraft carriers with electromagntic motors.  The new motors will be able to catapult any type plane from a carrier and recover it.  They are "EMALS" for short reference.

The Navair acquisition guide about the electromagnetic motors in pdf form

The guide above is how I figured out what the shipment was in the first place by reading and earching for  the code meanings of the up close code written on the crates.  One search  I used was "code PMA 251" from the boxes.   That is how I came up with the discovery of them being electromagnetic motors.  

Here is a website from the Navy with pictures/schematics and fact sheet about their purchase of Electromagnetic motors. 

Computer-generated design of a complete one-wire Advanced Arresting Gear system schematic.

Here is information of "how it works" 


As the Navy’s project manager for the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS), Sulich’s task is to move the newest catapult technology from development at the research facility to ships at sea. A key instrument in the transition is the 1:12-scale model of an electromagnetic catapult, bolted to the concrete floor inside the lab. In place of a ship’s deck, the model is embedded in a knee-high metal casing about 60 feet long, with a narrow slot a few inches deep that runs along the top. An aluminum block rests snugly in one end of the slot. If an aircraft were part of the model, its nose wheel landing gear would be attached to the aluminum block. When the power is turned on, a wave of electromagnetic force silently shoots the aluminum block to the opposite end of the model at a speed of 60 mph. After a few keystrokes on a computer, the electromagnetic wave travels in reverse, gently returning the aluminum block to its starting position.

As the 21st century dawns, steam catapults are running out of steam. Massive systems that require significant manpower to operate and maintain, they are reaching the limits of their abilities, especially as aircraft continue to gain weight. Electromagnetic catapults will require less manpower to operate and improve reliability; they should also lengthen aircraft service life by being gentler on airframes.

From the Defense media network site I found an article about the military going "electric" compared to nuclear for many reasons, including "new electric weapons/lasers."

The decisive argument for electric drive was that a new generation of weapons, in prospect but hardly yet in service, might need massive amounts of electric power: electric lasers, other directed energy weapons, and rail guns.
 There were other interesting possibilities, too. In the past, ships actually used three different kinds of power: prime power for propulsion, driving propellers; auxiliary electric power; and hydraulic power taken from pumps generally driven more or less directly by the prime mover. Electric power is relatively easy to control using electronics; hydraulics and propeller shafts are far more difficult to control in this way. If everything in a ship was electrically powered, it could be controlled electrically, and the electric controls could, in turn, be controlled by computers. That would include damage control devices such as pumps and vents and even watertight doors.
 The new carrier goes a step further. Her electromagnetic catapult is a kind of low-velocity rail gun. In addition, she has electromagnetic arresting gear – the energy of a landing airplane is converted into electric power instead of being dissipated as heat, as in the past. As in a hybrid electric car, this energy is stored and can be applied to the ship’s power needs. Making the catapult electromagnetic simplifies the ship’s design and arrangement, because it does away with considerable piping and with the steam accumulators under a conventional steam catapult

Here is the procurement order from the Navy for the Electromagnetic motors.


Notice Type:
Posted Date:
October 11, 2012
Response Date:
Oct 26, 2012 11:59 pm Eastern
Archiving Policy:
Automatic, 15 days after response date
Archive Date:
November 10, 2012
Original Set Aside:
Set Aside:
Classification Code:
17 -- Aircraft launching, landing & ground handling equipment
336 -- Transportation Equipment Manufacturing/336413 -- Other Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing

Added: Oct 11, 2012 5:00 pm
The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) intends to enter into sole source negotiations and subsequently award a Fixed Price Type Order to General Atomics, located in San Diego, CA under Basic Ordering Agreement, N00019-11-G-0003. This order is for the procurement of materials for the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) in support of United States Navy Carrier Vessel Nuclear (CVN) Ship 79. These materials have long manufacturing lead times and will be inserted into higher assemblies, as part of a future contracting action, into the EMALS and AAG CVN 79 shipsets. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS. This acquisition is being pursued on a sole source basis under the statutory authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1), as implemented Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 6.302-1, only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. Unless stated herein, no additional information available. Requests for the same will be disregarded. A determination by the Government not to compete this effort is solely within the discretion of the Government. GENERAL INFORMATION: General Atomics, the designer and developer of the EMALS and AAG systems, is the only source possessing the requisite system knowledge, engineering expertise, and technical data necessary to provide the required materials. Subcontracting opportunities should be sought directly from General Atomics Small Business Liaison Officer, Andres Lara, phone 858-455-3076, There is no commitment by the Government to issue a solicitation, make an award, or be responsible for any money expended by interested parties before award of a contract for the effort described above. Information provided herein is subject to change and in no way binds the Government to solicit for or award a contract.

An article written last August 2012 - about the EMALS on Defense Industry Daily implied it was still in the design stages, from the way I read it. 

As the US Navy continues to build its new CVN-21 Gerald R. Ford Class carriers, few technologies are as important to their success as the next-generation EMALS (Electro-MAgnetic Launch System) catapult. The question is whether that technology will be ready in time, in order to avoid either costly delays to the program – or an even more costly redesign of the first ship of class.

Because it’s such a big change, it’s a critical technology if the US Navy wishes to deliver its new carrier class on-time and on-budget, and fulfill the CVN-21 program’s cost-saving promises. If EMALS cannot deliver on time, or perform as advertised, the extensive redesign and additional costs involved in adding steam catapult equipment throughout the ship could easily rise to hundreds of millions of dollars.

Launches have begun, and the 2nd phase of EMALS aircraft compatibility testing is scheduled to begin in 2012. Engineers will continue reliability testing through 2013, then perform installation, checkout, and shipboard testing, with the goal of shipboard certification in 2015.

Seems to me, considering I got pictures of the electromagnetic motors in the process of shipment, they are ahead of schedule.  

Almost as diverse as the electromagnetic spectrum itself, directed-energy weapons span a wide range of incarnations.
Among the simplest forms are inexpensive, handheld lasers that fill people's field of vision, inducing a temporary blindness to ensure they stop at a checkpoint, for example. Some of these already are used in Iraq.
Other radio-frequency weapons in development can sabotage the electronics of land mines, shoulder-fired missiles or automobiles — a prospect that interests police departments in addition to the military.
A separate branch of directed-energy research involves bigger, badder beams: lasers that could obliterate targets tens of miles away from ships or planes. Such a strike would be so surgical that, as some designers put it at a recent conference here, the military could plausibly deny responsibility.
The flexibility of directed-energy weapons could be vital as wide-scale, force-on-force conflict becomes increasingly rare, many experts say. But the technology has been slowed by such practical concerns as how to shrink beam-firing antennas and power supplies.
Military officials also say more needs to be done to assure the international community that directed-energy weapons set to stun rather than kill will not harm noncombatants.

Why am I putting this type mundane information on the blog?   

There are three reasons.

One- I would love to know what the new "energy" weapons are that can run off electromagnetics.  Could this shipment even be "new energy" weapons?  It does say the technology can be applied to the police department too.  The shipment is early compared to when it is suppose to be available (2015)

Two - Are these electromagnetic motors also able to be used outside of an aircraft carrier for "Energy" weapons in the U.S.?  Is this part of the preparations for possible civil unrest in the U.S?  I ask because they are already being shipped, yet an article said not until 2015 for installation. (they are going somewhere)

Three - The military is able to create and manufacturer magnetic motors, yet we hear there is no real "free" energy of magnetics for the people and their energy needs.  So is there actually the technology out there, yet it is not being created for the people as a whole?

Why can't electromagnetic engines be created for all of us to use?  As you read various articles about it, you will see the electromagnetics could even power submarines instead of them being nuclear.   The motors could even be mounted on the outside of the submarine.

Isn't it time for all of us to get this type technology on a smaller scale?  We could all have our own little power plants.

Another point of this article..  When you see something of interest on the highway - take a picture, odds are you can figure out what the shipments are through a little research on the net, which can lead to some very interesting discoveries.


  1. excellent post sherrie!

    kind of surprised that jerk james hasn't posted yet

  2. Sherrie, I believe that the type of weapon most likely would be a rail gun or guass cannon. now I know that the EMALS for NAVAIR are for the carrier X program, for launching aircraft. you can do a part number search and pull up the NSN or NIIN and get information that would tell you that the item is for launching/landing aircraft. NSN/NIIN do a lot. you can also look them up and get information on them though googling FEDLOG. it's a supply database that the military uses and has a "public" part that has most of the information that the military side of it has. what it leaves out is parts that are of a sensitive nature. this part is listed in FEDLOG online.

    1. Sherrie, you can bet that there are technologies and free energy devices FAR BEYOND what we, the general public, is aware of, and that the military uses NOW. In particular, the "black" space program in place has been reported by insiders to be decades, even perhaps hundreds, of years ahead of what is known publicly. Ironically, this technology was initially developed in the 30's and 40's (zero-gravity aeronautics).