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arresting gear

[ə′rest·iŋ ‚gir]
(naval architecture)
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The military M-300 version is well suited to command-and-control, fast extraction of wounded troops, and on-board Aircraft Carrier operations without the need of a catapult or arrester gear.
Lamb touched deck and, when the arrester gear engaged, the engine died from lack of fuel.
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.