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Remote Auxiliary Power System Bites and Sucks Juice from Power Lines

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: • References: ohgizmo & neatorama
Air Force engineers in Dayton, Ohio have come up with a vampire-like grappling hook device they call RAPS, short for Remote Auxiliary Power System. It is meant to be used by military special ops on missions near overhead power lines.

The Remote Auxiliary Power System head has a small blade that pierces the sheathing on a power line and makes contact with live wires inside. The RAPS supposedly safely delivers the power it steals through a cable to the soldier below. Stats for Electricity Vampires Trending: Older & Mild
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