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LAUNCH AND CAPTURE

A USN Hornet fighter launched from a 100 metre linear induction motor track, Wallops Island, Virginia.
A USN Hornet fighter launched from a 100 metre linear induction motor track, Wallops Island, Virginia.
Swala launch and capture diagram
Northrop Grumman X-47B Drone landing on the deck of the carrier George H.W. Bush.

Northrop Grumman X-47B Drone landing on the deck of the carrier George H.W. Bush.

The LIM Launch already a reality

By 2023 there had been over 10,000 launches from the carrier Gerald R Ford using this system.
 

Capture:

Precise capture is also now a reality.

After re-entry the Swala vehicle is captured back on to its launch carriage – a step already being undertaken with the recovery of large drones by USN carriers.


 

LAUNCH AND CAPTURE

A USN Hornet fighter launched from a 100 metre linear induction motor track, Wallops Island, Virginia.
A USN Hornet fighter launched from a 100 metre linear induction motor track, Wallops Island, Virginia.
Swala-osv Launch and capture diagram
Northrop Grumman X-47B Drone landing on the deck of the carrier George H.W. Bush.

Northrop Grumman X-47B Drone landing on the deck of the carrier George H.W. Bush.

The LIM Launch already a reality

By 2023 there had been over 10,000 launches from the carrier Gerald R Ford using this system.
 

Capture:

Precise capture is also now a reality.

After re-entry the Swala vehicle is captured back on to its launch carriage – a step already being undertaken with the recovery of large drones by USN carriers.