President Trump, Steam Catapults on Aircraft Carriers Are Old News
The National Interest -

James Holmes

Technology, Americas

The future is here.

Yet, like all steam contrivances, they are labor-intensive and inefficient.

You have to hand it to President Trump; he bites certain topics in the nether regions and develops lockjaw. Certain naval technologies count among those topics. To wit: steam catapults in nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. Early in his presidency Trump made headlines railing against the newfangled electromagnetic catapults meant to loft warplanes skyward from the...

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