NAVAIR

Compact Swaging Machine

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The advanced hydraulic compact swaging machine will produce a new arresting gear terminal in an hour, replacing the current 12-hour, molten-zinc poured socket terminal maintenance method. (Photo courtesy Creare)
The advanced hydraulic compact swaging machine will produce a new arresting gear terminal in an hour, replacing the current 12-hour, molten-zinc poured socket terminal maintenance method. (Photo courtesy Creare)

A newly swaged purchase cable terminal. The terminal connects to the cross deck pendant that stretches across the aircraft carrier flight deck which engages the arresting hook of an awaiting aircraft. (U.S. Navy photo)
A newly swaged purchase cable terminal. The terminal connects to the cross deck pendant that stretches across the aircraft carrier flight deck which engages the arresting hook of an awaiting aircraft. (U.S. Navy photo)