The USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78) is in the middle of at-sea testing of her Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) technology.

The Aresting gear is a mechanical system used to rapidly decelerate an aircraft as it lands on an aircraft carrier. The new AAG system, introduced in this new class of carriers, is the replacement for older hydraulic arresting gear. The more advanced system offers finer control, less maintenance, and expands capabilities to a broader range of aircraft, including UAVs. ITAMCO manufactures a critical component used in the AAG.

Advance Arresting Gear for US Navy CVN78

Advanced Arresting Gear for US Navy Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers

See the system in action Below: