Advanced Arresting Gear
May 18, 2021
Robert Gross
Advanced Arresting Gear

AAG is a modular, integrated system consisting of energy absorbers, power conditioning equipment and digital controls, designed as the follow-on to the Mark-7 (Mk-7) arresting gear. The Navy is currently utilizing the Mk-7 Mod 3 and Mk-7 Mod 4 designs on all Nimitz-class aircraft carriers.


Primary Function: Carrier aircraft recovery
Contractor: General Atomics
Date Deployed: N/A
Program Status: Program of Record for Ford-class carriers
Production Phase: In test and production