- HII installs AAG in USS Gerald R Ford , while the USN begins testing of the system at NAWC Aircraft Division Lakehurst
- The navy deems parallel testing and installation as necessary in order to maintain the ship's delivery schedule
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has begun installing new advanced arresting gear (AAG) in USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78) while the US Navy (USN) is undergoing testing of the system.
The navy introduced new launch and recovery systems on Gerald R Ford , moving on from steam powered catapults and the Mk 7 Mod 3 arresting gear.
While the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) has fared well and is being prepared for live aircraft launches, there have been some development challenges with the AAG.