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The Frangible Aluminum Masts (FAM) were originally developed and tested in Sweden in the 1950's. Under a licensing agreement with SBCA, Jaquith brought the FAM to the USA and received FAA approval for its use in 1973. The FAA began deploying FAM structures to support Medium Approach Lighting Systems (MALSR) across the USA. Today, 35 years later, FAM masts are still supporting many MALSR systems around the world.