aircraft arresting system


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aircraft arresting system

All components used to engage an aircraft and absorb the forward momentum of a routine or an emergency landing or an aborted takeoff. It consists of an arrester barrier or arrester cable; a suitable braking device, which absorbs the force generated by the forward motion of aircraft in a graded manner; and the control mechanism for lowering and raising the arresting net. See aircraft arresting barrier and aircraft arresting gear.
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