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General Atomics to Build Navy Aircraft Arresting Gear

General AtomicsGeneral Atomics has received a $51, 997, 981 order from the U.S. Navy for electric motor-based systems that work to slow down aircraft during recovery operations.

The Navy is acquiring the Advanced Arresting Gear equipment in order to run arresting simulations of live aircraft before the branch deploys planes onboard ships, the Defense Department said Thursday.

According to the Pentagon, the gear is needed to stand up runway arrested landing sites for tests on the future USS Gerald R. Ford and to troubleshoot issues found during certification and deployment of the ship.

Fiscal year 2013 Navy contract funds totaling $25, 479, 010 are being obligated at the time of award and no funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.


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