USAF Airman from the 23d Wing Civil Engineer Squadron, Power Pro Shop, explains how the BAK-12 Aircraft Arrest System works, and the importance of testing it.
Furthermore, The $250,000 system has to be tested at least once per year if it isn’t used during a real-world emergency during that year.
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The BAK-12 slows down the aircraft by using modified B-52 Bliss Brakes on either side of the runway connected by a rope running across the runway.
Aircraft Arresting System located at Andersen Air Force Base
The arresting system is similar to that used on aircraft carriers to stop planes upon landing
The system consists of a cable stretched across the runway and hooked up to motorized retractors on either side.
In the above video, you can see 65th CES Power Pro Maintainers conducting barrier maintenance.
Furthermore, The barrier aircraft arresting kit cable systems, which acts as an emergency brake for a troubled aircraft which may be having trouble on landing.