On December 18, the U.S. Navy launched “the first aircraft, an F/A-18E Super Hornet, from the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) at Naval Air Systems Command, Lakehurst, N.J.” Continue reading for the video.

The Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS), can move a 100,000 pound jet 240mph across a 300 foot runway space. According to the Navy, EMALS is a more efficient method of launching planes [and] can deliver 30% more power.

[via Gizmodo]