But do they poop and scoop?
I hope they remember the poo-bags with all that extra exquipment.
Latest from the Wars On Stuff: The Register has learned that top-secret, super-elite US Navy SEAL special forces are to deploy heavily armoured bulletproof dogs equipped with infrared nightsight cameras and an "intruder communication system" able to penetrate concrete walls. 'Cara' and handler Mike Forsythe during their world …
So,let me get this right. Taking a dog along for a freefall parachute jump, complete with oxygen mask, is completely fine, but strap a donkey to the back of a speedboat and the media whips up into a frenzy?
Perhaps the Russian businessmen should have claimed to be military...
Badgers because... Well, perhaps they could ride the attack dogs and rip the faces off any insurgents who don't do as they're told over the intercom?
"How do you know when to brace for landing?"
"Well, my guide-dog's lead goes slack..."
And now I'll leave you with a bit of Elvis Presley:-
You ain't nothin' but a hound-dog, flyin' all the time
You ain't nothin' but a hound-dog, flyin' all the time
You ain't never caught a bullet an' you ain't no friend of mine...
As far as I'm aware he wasn't parachuting into Afghanistan - I imagine he was taking a quiet dump in the garden of a mental person, or similar feline pass time. Anyway, he's on the mend now and having seen this article I'd really like to get him some feline body armour for his night time special ops missions in the red zone of our village (just up from the post office).
So far I've found this:
Not sure about pricing and availability though, and they haven't got that 'desert camo' look that would go so nicely with his fur. Any suggestions gratefully received :)
Errr... never underestimate how crazy dogs are/can be.
I know quite a few that I would wager would have no qualms of making a drop like that. I think the general rule of thumb is, if the master is mad enough to do something, usually the dog will follow (because in all likelihood, the pooch is just as mad).
but the dogs were trained on russian tanks(diesel)
so when released on the battlefield would run to the nearest tank(diesel) or crap themselves and dive back where they'd been released from and kaplooey
instant green on green!(the boxheads using petrol, the dogs were confused by the scent)
the dog armour idea sounds like its been ripped from world war z(the k9 units)
the Z's are a coming, sharpen your lobos people!
we were set some tasks in order to get weekend passes.
On only one occasion the challenge was to fight off an attack dog. Unfortunately the soldiers determination in getting away for the weekend, complete with free rail pass, cost one dog it's life and two others were retired invalided out of their careers.
These armoured dogs will have some weaknesses and as sure as hell their effectiveness challenged. If they can bite, they are vulnerable. They should try throwing a mixture of powdered anise (aniseed) and dried blood at them and watching their reaction.
I do have a couple of questions, though. (1) Why are Navy Seals operating in one of the most parched countries around; (2) Seals usually attack ships, and most ships are made of steel, so how will their wondrous through the wall vision equipment work?
Sounds like typical 'enlightened' military thinking.
The SEALS can do more than swim...
They train with the best special-forces teams around the world for all types of warfare; SBS in England for maritime, FSK in Norway for arctic/high altitude, GSG9 in Germany and so on.
The dogs they take with them are not 'figting dogs' in the traditional sense, but bomb-sniffers and other specialised activity dogs.
"we were set some tasks in order to get weekend passes."
"On only one occasion the challenge was to fight off an attack dog. Unfortunately the soldiers determination in getting away for the weekend, complete with free rail pass, cost one dog it's life and two others were retired invalided out of their careers."
What a fucking waste (if true, which I doubt). I strongly suggest you blow the whistle on whoever it was that was in charge of your unit ... both for wasting national resources, AND for allowing incompetents to train dogs. I guarantee you that none of your squaddies could possibly take out one of my SchH3 dogs in a one-on-one ,,,
Spices & blood won't affect a working dog ... Not even Hollywood's proverbial "ground coffee". Dogs ignore any scent that they aren't trained to alert on. Are you sure you know what you are talking about?
Your commentary on SEALs further gives me cause to doubt your story.
Back in my military days I was stationed near the dog handlers' offices and training grounds, and we had strict orders to:
1. Not approach the dogs under ANY circumstances, not even when the handlers are there.
2. If you come across one of the dogs that are loose, DO NOT MOVE. Yes, it will bite you... HARD! But that's nothing compared to what it'll do if you try to resist.
Also, dogs like these aren't 'retired'. That would imply them leaving the compound...
That's pretty sickening. Fighting another soldier, you both know when enough is enough. And one normal dog fighting another, the dogs know when enough is enough.
But an attack dog has been meticulously trained so that it will *not* give up, so you really do have to kill it or injure it severely enough that it can't move. I'm assuming we're talking bare hands here too, so that also means it wouldn't die quickly - I presume basically kicked to death.
I really hope the dog handler took a suitable attitude to this, and a suitable length of steel pipe to the training guys involved. There are definitely good reasons to send trained dogs into a situation where they might get killed - but a pit-fight as a laugh for squaddies is not one of them.
Pretty easy to train a dog to do strange stuff. I know a lot of labradors and border collies which would happily follow their ball anywhere, whether or not their owner was going with them. But anyway, with the kind of setup pictured the dog is in a nice safe (from its point of view) pouch attached to its owner. Get it used to staying in the pouch, and the owner can do just about anything.
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