US Conducts MAAS Testing in Southwest Asia, Releases Footage

US Conducts MAAS Testing in Southwest Asia, Releases Footage

U.S. Air Force has published footage displaying a test of a mobile aircraft arresting system at an unrevealed location in Southwest Asia, as mentioned in the statement.

US Conducts MAAS Testing in Southwest Asia, Releases Footage

Airmen assigned to the 332nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group to take a look at a mobile aircraft arresting system (MAAS) April 8.

The arresting system helps fighter aircraft land on battle-damaged runways or in any other case stop their forward movement at the end of the runway to prevent crashes.

The MAAS is a contingency airfield asset engineered to make sure that U.S. pilots safely come to a stop in the event of an in-flight emergency (IFE) and is required whenever the fighter aircraft travel to a location that doesn’t have a permanent plane arresting system.

The system features a cable that stretches across the runway secured on each edge by two separate models. In case of an In-Flight Emergency upon take-off or landing, a tailhook falls from the body of the aircraft so it can snag the cable, which uses managed friction to pull the aircraft to a cease in as little as 300-400 toes. The cable attaches on every finish to cargo straps that wind and unwind onto massive spools.

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