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2/21/2020 11:35:28 PM
Posted: 7/21/2008 12:18:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 12:24:57 PM EST by verticalgain]
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/campaigns/our_boys/article1447714.ece


BRITAIN'S DOGS OF WAR

DOGS will lead the way in SAS raids after being parachuted in to spy out rebels for troops, The Sun can reveal.

Fearless German Shepherds are being trained to jump from aircraft at 25,000ft wearing their own oxygen masks and strapped to special forces assault teams.

Once down in hostile terrain in Iraq or Afghanistan, the dogs will be sent in first to seek out insurgents’ hideouts with tiny cameras fixed to their heads.

The cameras will beam live TV pictures back to the troops, warning of ambushes or showing enemy leaders’ locations.

The amazing tactic – on which The Sun has been fully briefed – has been devised to cut down the Who Dares Wins regiment's soaring casualty rates.

Three SAS troopers have been shot dead on raids in Iraq in two years and at least eight seriously wounded.

An SAS source said: “The dogs will be exposed to very high levels of danger on these operations and you never know what’s going to be behind a door. Nobody wants to see the dogs get killed but if it’s their life or a man’s it is obvious which the CO would prefer.”

The dogs will be used in a highly-skilled technique called High Altitude High Opening, jumping as much as 20 miles from their targets and gliding towards them for up to 30 minutes.

America’s most elite unit the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, commonly known as Delta Force, has pioneered the skills for jumping with dogs from heights over 20,000ft and its instructors have been sent over to 22 SAS headquarters in Hereford.

Dogs were first trained to parachute in the Second World War by the British on rescue missions. But they have never jumped from high altitude, the best way for small groups of men to get behind enemy lines undetected. The dogs have big advantages over soldiers in that they arouse less suspicion approaching targets, can squeeze into tighter spaces and can sniff out booby-trap explosives.

Two have been issued to each of the regiment’s four squadrons with troopers specially selected to be their handlers.

The squadrons’ job is to hunt down High Value Targets – insurgency leaders and old Saddam henchmen – but they are also on permanent standby to carry out rescue missions for hostages.

In line with special forces policy the MoD would not comment on the dogs. But The Sun was given clearance to run the story by security officials.


ETA: I did not make this, this is actually from the article. Priceless.

Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:20:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:21:04 PM EST
nice.

Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:22:44 PM EST
I just hear Scooby-Do going "Eeronimoe!"
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:23:01 PM EST
This is awesome
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:25:00 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:25:20 PM EST
Nothing new to that aspect,

Real photo

Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:25:59 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:26:32 PM EST
In the photochop, looks like Fido is wetting/spraying his pants, lol
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:28:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By Blackmagic94:
Nothing new to that aspect,

Real photo

i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/blackmagic94/17755.jpg
I bet that's a real mindfuck for the dog
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:28:59 PM EST


kick ass
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:29:13 PM EST

lol
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:29:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By Blackmagic94:
Nothing new to that aspect,

Real photo

i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/blackmagic94/17755.jpg


I know it exists.

The photoshop just makes it look funny.

Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:29:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By Blackmagic94:
Nothing new to that aspect,
Real photo

i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/blackmagic94/17755.jpg


Nice! What branch or organization is that in the photo?

What's the reasoning behind tandem jumping with two people and a dog instead of having one with the dog and one solo?
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:30:08 PM EST
I wonder if they get hit by defecation or pee from the dogs?
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:30:22 PM EST
hahah I'll bet a piggyback with a dog would leave you covered in dog piss....

If you didn't muzzle the dog, I'll bet he'd panic and chew your ass all the way down too!
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:30:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By dobiet:
In the photochop, looks like Fido is wetting/spraying his pants, lol


I can only assume that the dog they used in the photoshop was near water or something?
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:32:29 PM EST
I would think using them as combat-trackers, like they did in Malaya, would be a better idea. GSD's FTW though!
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:34:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By brokenyapper:
I wonder if they get hit by defecation or pee from the dogs?
Only the baddies.


I wonder if this is the REAL reason the (They Who Shall Not Be Named) hate/fear dogs?
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:34:14 PM EST
I believe my pic is of the Brits.



I cannot find the pic i had of a US SEAL doing a HALO jump with a dog that had its own oxygen.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:48:34 PM EST


"As God is my witness, I thought dogs could fly."
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:52:39 PM EST
Only the best.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:55:00 PM EST
oh man that's fuckin awesome I bet the dogs love it after about the 3rd time.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:59:54 PM EST
Well, I suppose they found out if dogs can scream or not
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 1:01:11 PM EST
Holy hells bells batman !!



This has been the most fracked up Monday on this site that I can remember.



ARF-com has just taken on a whole new meaning



Link Posted: 7/21/2008 1:06:16 PM EST
Cats wouldn't need chutes...
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 1:06:22 PM EST
If they used Chihuahuas, they could carry eight of them in a 40mm grenade vest.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 1:06:58 PM EST
Now who jumped with a dog first, GIJoe (I swear a guy did that in the animated series when I was a kid) or the SEALs?

Kharn
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 1:10:05 PM EST
Now all they need are sharks with lasers on their heads.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 1:10:51 PM EST
German Shepherd Dogs are wicked smart.

They have problem solving abilities that really have amazed me ever since I started training working dogs.

These dogs will be the "elite of the elite" in terms of breeding and training. We're talking uber expensive GSD's with a solid two years minimum of training behind them.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 1:11:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By Bob1984:
Now all they need are sharks with lasers on their heads.


SEALs are working on that one.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 1:21:14 PM EST
I notice they have Fido muzzled in the real photo. I wonder if that a result of somebody getting the shit bit out of them? I can see a dog being less than overjoyed about being tossed out of a plane.

Since its an SAS let's get the right picture:

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