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Submersible operation for maritime use

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The APA-5 is used in dive training near New Bedford, MA. The APA-5 can be operated while submerged for use in maritime environments.



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Rapid tactical boarding

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A diver operates the APA-5 in a rapid boarding exercise near New Bedford, MA. With grappling hooks and ropes, the APA-5 turns difficult ship boarding efforts into rapid tactical maneuvers.



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Pulling Soldier mobility into the 3rd dimension

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A Marine with HMM Squadron 262 gets lifted into a helicopter during the testing of the Atlas Power Ascender at U-Tapao Royal Thai Airfield.



(Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron D. Hostutler)(Released)

Rapid extraction at the touch of a button

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The Atlas Power Ascender being tested by the Marine Corps for possible use in rescue and extraction at U-Tapao Royal Thai Airfield, Thailand.



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Rugged, powerful systems for all environments

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The Atlas Power Ascender after a wet environment test. The APA has a safety and environmental confirmation from the United States Army Test & Evaluation Command.



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Powerful winching with standard equipment

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The Atlas Power Ascender can be combined with standard climbing and materiel handling equipment to magnify its pulling force to more than one ton.



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Reliable lifting capabilities across all environments

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The Atlas Power Ascender is tested in steep-earth conditions near San Diego, CA. Atlas Devices‘ patented rope handling mechanisms have proven reliability in wet, dirty, icy, and sandy environments.



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Simple controls, powerful capabilities

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A firefighter uses the Atlas Power Ascender for the first time. Featuring simple controls and easy integration into standard climbing and rescue techniques, the APA quickly becomes an essential tool for many operations.



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Rapid integration for faster rescue setup

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Using standard equipment and techniques, the APA replaces a rescue haul team usually comprised of 5-10 people, and enables the raising and lowering of rescue loads at the touch of a button without changing setups.



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Effortless movement over vertical obstacles

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The APA is used in a training session near Quincy, MA. As part of a standard climbing kit, the APA can reduce time, exposure, and The total amount of equipment needed to conduct a vertical operation.



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The Atlas Power Ascender, now known in the U.S. Military as the APA, is a powerful tool that enables “reverse rappelling” up buildings and other vertical surfaces at unprecedented speeds.

Using Atlas Devices' patented rope interaction design, the lightweight APA can pull a fully-loaded soldier or firefighter up a rappelling line at up to 10 ft/sec, as well as tow vehicles and even remotely move equipment and casualties.

With the capability to reach the top of a building or cliff in only seconds, new advantages are gained in urban warfare, rescue operations, industrial access, and beyond.

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