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Naval Warfare

General Atomics provides AAG support for Gerald R Ford class

22nd April 2021 - 15:17 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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is a turbo-electric system designed for controlled and reliable deceleration of aircraft. (Photo: General Atomics)

AAG is being installed for the USN aboard all four Gerald R Ford-class aircraft carriers.

General Atomics will provide the USN with support services for Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) depot planning Phase II efforts, under an $11.43 million order from Naval Air Systems Command.

AAG will be installed on all four Gerald R Ford-class aircraft carriers alongside Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch Systems (also made by General Atomics) 

In the new order, work for USS Gerald R Ford and USS John F Kennedy includes logistics support, supportability analysis, maintenance planning, reliability maintenance, support equipment recommendations, programme development and post-production support.

The order will be executed in California, New Jersey and Mississippi, for completion in February 2024.

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