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arresting gear

[ə′rest·iŋ ‚gir]
(naval architecture)
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The new carrier, the first of which will be laid down next year, will feature an integrated warfare system, new arrester gear and a new nuclear power plant which, with new electrical generation and distribution systems, will see a 250 to 300% increase in the amount of electrical power generated compared with the Nimitz class.
Under proposals set out in the 2010 strategic defence and security review, the coalition had intended to switch to the more capable F-35C, even though it meant mothballing one of the two carriers on grounds of affordability - but the costs of fitting the necessary catapults and arrester gear had more than doubled to PS2bn.
On the other hand, the Navy continues to need a shorter-range, carrier-based Ucav with design emphasis on stealth and long endurance, a drone that will be much lighter than the Air Force design due to catapult and arrester gear restrictions.
But Mr Hammond told the Commons yesterday that the costs of fitting the necessary catapults and arrester gear, "cats and traps", had more than doubled to pounds 2bn.