Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The NAVY SEAL Team 6 Dog.

I don't know about you, but if I saw this animal with armor and robo-gear strapped to it's back running at me at full speed I'd probably ball-up and cry like a baby.... (don't judge) 

Unless you've been in a coma the past few weeks you've most likely heard that a Navy SEAL team recently stormed in and killed Osama bin Laden. The news of the dangerous operation executed by the brave heros brought justice and peace to millions worldwide. Most amazingly, one of these soldiers was a dog outfitted with armor and cameras to sniff for explosives, attack armed foes and provide intel for soldiers... 

Heavily armoured hounds - equipped with infrared night-sight cameras - have been used in the past by the top-secret unit. The war dogs wear ballistic body armour that is said to withstand damage from single and double-edged knives, as well as protective gear which shields them from shrapnel and gunfire.
German Shepherds are no stranger to war, they have been assisting US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan for years. Dogs were even there to aid in the capture of Saddam Hussein back in 2003.
Wearing oxygen masks, the pooches have been trained to jump from aircraft at 25,000ft, before seeking out insurgents in hostile environments. The animals will attack anyone carrying a weapon and have become a pivotal part of special operations as they crawl unnoticed into tunnels or rooms to hunt for enemy combatants. The cameras on their heads beam live TV pictures back to the troops, providing them with critical information and warning of ambushes.

via thesun

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