Senate authorizers block Navy from installing Advanced Arresting Gear on CVN-80

By Justin Doubleday Lee Hudson / May 23, 2016 at 1:14 PM
The Senate Armed Services Committee wants to block the Navy from installing the Advanced Arresting Gear on the aircraft carrier Enterprise until the service entertains alternatives to landing an aircraft aboard a carrier, according to the committee's mark-up of the fiscal year 2017 defense policy bill. The AAG works in conjunction with the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System to launch and recover aircraft from the ship using electricity, rather than steam. The AAG will rapidly decelerate aircraft using an electric-motor-based system,...

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