Atlas Powered Ascender APA-5
The APA-5 is a lightweight, submersible, battery powered rope ascender that can haul loads of up to 270kg/600lbs on ropes ranging from 6mm to 11mm.
Achieving a tactical advantage, hauling kit, or rescuing casualties often requires the ascent of men and equipment over steep obstacles in mountainous, urban and maritime environments. This is a highly technical and physically exhausting task that impacts mission effectiveness. The APA-5 minimises the burden of vertical obstacles.
The APA-5 Wireless Remote is an encrypted unique paired, depth-rated remote module with two customisable interface options. The interface mirrors the interface controls of the APA-5 ascender including full proportional control across all speed regimes. The wireless remote control expands the capability of the ascender especially in advanced scenarios, such as confined space operations, where it is necessary to have control of both the load whilst negotiating obstacles at the same time. The Wireless Remote also incorporates a rapidon-the-fly pairing capability to any APA-5 system that establishes a unique, encrypted link.
The Wired Remote allows the user to operate the APA-5 remotely during advanced access operations. For example, in situations such as hoisting into a helicopter where it is necessary to have control of both the ascender and the incoming load at the same time, the remote expands this capability.
The High Capacity Battery is an interchangeable 5.6kg depth rated battery certified by US DoD which can haul 113kg for 427m on a single charge without a 2x increase in volume or weight, over the standard battery. The battery can be quickly changed during operation, under load, and even at maritime depth. This unique capability provides an advantage by extending the performance, reducing cube volume, and distributing the pack load.