An aircraft arresting system is used to rapidly decelerate an aircraft by absorbing its forward acceleration by means of arresting gears. Arresting gears absorb acceleration of a landing aircraft .A typical aircraft arresting system consists of a single to multiple steel wires spread across the aircraft landing area. Arresting gears are permanently used on naval carriers, while they are temporarily used on land-based airfields for expeditionary missions or emergencies. Aircraft landing gears are available in the form of net barriers, reinforced concrete, etc., depending on the complexity of operation and platform (military or commercial) used.
The Aircraft Arresting System vendors are placed into 4 categories based on their performance and reviews in each criterion: “visionary leaders,” “innovators,” “dynamic differentiators,” and “emerging companies".
Vendors that fall under this category generally receive high scores for most of the evaluation criteria. They have well-established product portfolios with strong market presence. They provide reputed products and services. They also have strong business strategies to strengthen their position in the Aircraft Arresting System Market.
Dynamic differentiators are well-established vendors with strong business strategies. However, they have weaker product portfolios as compared to their competitors. They generally focus on a specific type of technology-related to a particular product.
Innovators are the vendors that have demonstrated substantial product innovations as compared to their competitors. They have an extensive product portfolio. However, they do not have strong growth strategies for their overall business.
Emerging companies are the vendors with niche product offerings, who have started to gain their foothold in the 3D radar market. They do not have strong business strategies as compared to other established vendors. They might be new entrants and may require some time before gaining significant traction in the market. Private organizations operating in the field of aircraft arresting systems are focused on the development of Engineered Materials Arresting System (EMAS) for aircraft arrestment. The commercial use of EMAS involves the deceleration of commercial aircraft by crushing the EMAS bed under it, thereby providing gradual resistant at the time of runway excursions. Technological advancements in EMAS and rise in the number of EMAS manufacturers have resulted in reducing the installation cost of EMAS, thereby contributing to the growing demand for EMAS in the commercial sector. Naval aircraft carriers utilize hydraulic arresting engines in conjunction with water twisters (water turbines) for arrestment of the landing aircraft. Technological advancements have resulted in the development of innovative aircraft arresting systems for naval carriers that include MK-73 MOD 3 and MOD 4 ARC. The Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system developed by General Atomics (US) is the most advanced aircraft arresting system, which is expected to completely replace conventional carrier-based arresting systems. Aircraft arresting systems that include BAK-9, BAK-12, and BAK-14 and net-based arresting systems are utilized for military airbases. The increase in defense expenditure of various countries worldwide has resulted in the high demand for net barriers and cable-based arresting systems, thereby strengthening the military’s tactical infrastructure.