Friday, July 2, 2010
US Military Trying to be More Like Batman
“We work very closely with Special Operations,” says Dave Coates, lead engineer on the project at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (the US Military's answer to Star Labs). And what were our soldiers asking for? “Is there a way that you could possibly give us something like Batman?”
The Bat Hook system, technically called Remote Auxiliary Power System (RAPS), pierces the power line’s insulation to draw current directly where it’s needed, to charge batteries on the ground, for example.
Check out the video of the Bat Hook below: