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Vehicle assisted harpoon breaching tool

United States Patent

February 15, 2011
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A harpoon breaching tool that allows security officers, SWAT teams, police, firemen, soldiers, or others to forcibly breach metal doors or walls very quickly (in a few seconds), without explosives. The harpoon breaching tool can be mounted to a vehicle's standard receiver hitch.
Pacheco; James E. (Albuquerque, NM), Highland; Steven E. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
11/ 624,325
January 18, 2007
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 with Sandia Corporation.