Tuesday, September 19, 2006

New toys for the Coast Guard

Here's a bit I found of interest. New toys under development for the Coast Guard.
Waltham-based Foster-Miller Inc. has won a $1 million contract to develop a so-called "boat-trap" net system for the U.S. Coast Guard.

The nets are fired down on boats from helicopters hovering above water, jamming a boat's propeller and forcing it to stop. The Coast Guard wants the nets to be able to stop ships that are considered threats to military vessels and liquefied natural gas tankers, among other targets that terrorists might attack from the sea.
Sounds like fun... I'm reminded of nets used in the old Batman & Robin. Pow! Boof! Paf!

Poor Robin always ended up suspended and from the ceiling...

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