General Atomics, Navy Conduct Aircraft Arresting Gear Test on Super Hornet

General AtomicsGeneral Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems arm and the U.S. Navy have tested an aircraft arrestment system on a Boeing-built F/A-18E Super Hornet at the Runway Arrested Landing Site in the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

The company said Friday its Advanced Arresting Gear turbo-electric system is designed to control deceleration of carrier aircraft.

Dean Key, GA director of launch and recovery production programs and AAG design and development, said the company and Navy have performed 1,200 dead load arrestments at the Jet Car Test Site in Lakehurst.

“Now, with the arrestment of aircraft, we take an important step in verifying the dynamic controls and system performance as a whole.”

AAG is installed on pre-commissioning unit USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier and is scheduled for future installation on the USS John F. Kennedy that is is under construction.

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