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General Atomics to Build Arresting Gear Test Assets for Navy

General Atomics to Build Arresting Gear Test Assets for Navy - top government contractors - best government contracting event

General Atomics to Build Arresting Gear Test Assets for Navy - top government contractors - best government contracting eventGeneral Atomics has secured an $11.2 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to produce test assets of an arresting gear system the company designed to manage deceleration of carrier-borne aircraft.

The company will provide Advanced Arresting Gear test articles for the Navy Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment Program Office’s testing and evaluation efforts at an AAG System runway assisted landing site, the Defense Department said Thursday.

The service branch obligated $7.3 million in fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds at the time of award.

AAG is built with energy-absorbing water turbines connected to a large induction motor designed to control  arresting forces.

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