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Monday, January 12, 2009

A Weapon to Stop Pirates - from the Air


Ignore the misspelling in the headline, and enjoy reading about a non-lethal weapon that could stop some pirates and terrorists (those without water jet propulsion, at any rate) here. Nice to see that MarineLink has the same gremlins in their keyboards I have:
The program, referred to as Boat Trap, involves dropping an entangling net from a helicopter into the path of a boat. The net entangles in the boat’s propeller, forcing the vessel to a safe stop.
Dropping a Hellfire missile on a boat will also slow it down, though you lose that "non-lethal" thing.

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