Runway Arrested Landing Site (RALS)

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The Runway Arrested Landing Site includes an underground complex located on a Mod 2, Mod 3, and Mod 3+ arresting gear and are located under the runway and accurately simulate a fleet aircraft carrier installation.It provides a place to test changes to aircraft recovery equipment and aircraft under safe controlled conditions prior to introduction to the fleet.The RALS is the only facility in the world capable of making both high speed ground roll-in and fly-in arrests on all types of recovery systems used in the fleet.The roll-in procedure is especially useful because it allows safe, repeatable test conditions.If the aircraft should bolter (miss the arresting gear wire), there is 7,000 feet of runway in which the aircraft can either takeoff or come to a safe stop.

The RALS tests arresting gear system upgrades, resolves Fleet arresting gear problems, and develops recovery procedures and recovery bulletins for fleet aircraft carriers.

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