The electric motor-based Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system provides for aircraft deceleration during aircraft carrier recovery operations.
AAG allows for arrestment of a broad range of aircraft, reducing manning and maintenance, and provides higher reliability and safety margins. AAG’s design uses simple, proven energy-absorbing water turbines coupled to a large induction motor for fine control of the arresting forces.
Features & Benefits:
- Operational capability to recover projected air wing
- Compatible with Nimitz-class & Ford-class carriers
- Higher availability
- Self-diagnosis and maintenance alerts
- Higher safety margins
- Reduced manning and cost of ownership
Fighter Lands on Next Generation Carrier USS Gerald R. Ford for the First Time
On July 28, 2017 Lt. Cmdr. Jamie 'Coach' Struck of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron(VX) 23 performed the first arrested landing and catapult launch of off USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78).