Monday, July 21, 2008

Just when I think dogs cannot be more awesome....

An undisclosed number of German Shepherds are being trained to jump out of airplanes at 25,000 feet.
They will be strapped to members of the SAS, fitted with oxygen masks and will be sent to countries like Afghanistan.
The Ministry of Defence has not revealed what tasks they will perform but it is thought they may be used to sniff out explosives.
They may also prove useful for searching confined spaces.
BBC defence correspondent Paul Adams said dogs were first parachuted into combat zones as early as World War II, but that these dogs will be a breed apart.