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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider

An F-16A Fighting Falcon prepares to catch the emergency cable of the BAK-12 arresting system during an annual drill at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 22, 2019. The BAK-12 is used to rapidly decelerate an aircraft as it lands during an emergency situation.
 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider

The tail hook on an F-16A Fighting Falcon catches the cable of the BAK-12 arresting system during an annual drill at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb 22, 2019. There are a total of four BAK-12 systems on the runway in case of an emergency aircraft landing.
 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider

Airmen from the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron participate in a drill testing the BAK-12 arresting system at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 22, 2019. The BAK-12 is tested once a year to ensure it functions properly in case of an emergency situation.
 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider

An airman from the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron prepares to release an F-16A Fighting Falcon from a BAK-12 arresting system at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 22, 2019. The BAK-12, an aircraft arresting system used on the runway to rapidly slow down aircraft in emergency situations, is tested annually to ensure maximum safety for flight operations.