By Carrie Chose
A silent, powerful grappling gun for the Navy SEALs to gain stealthy access to a ship or an oil rig – it’s the stuff of movies. Close enough. It’s a Battelle invention that will be featured Monday on the Travel Channel – the cable network on which Adam Richman conquered the Ohio Deli’s Dagwood.
A crew from its Red, White and New show featuring U.S. innovation spent a day with Battelle inventors in March, visiting the nonprofit research organization’s campuses in Columbus and West Jefferson and testing the commercial-grade version of the grappling gun at a Columbus Division of Fire training site.