US Air Force Releases Footage of MAAS Testing in Southwest Asia

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.

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.