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The Dog That Cornered OBL

 

When U.S. President Barack Obama went to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, last week for a highly publicized but very private meeting with the commando team that killed Osama bin Laden, only one of the 81 members of the super-secret SEAL DevGru unit was identified by name: Cairo, the war dog.

 

Cairo, like most canine members of the elite U.S. Navy SEALs, is a Belgian Malinois. The Malinois breed is similar to German shepherds but smaller and more compact, with an adult male weighing in the 30-kilo range.

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Dat dawg deserves a metal !!!! :FlagAm:

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In the article is says that sometimes the dogs don't jump tandem. Automatically opening the chute? The man pulls the cord for the dog? Dog pulls its own cord?

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In the article is says that sometimes the dogs don't jump tandem. Automatically opening the chute? The man pulls the cord for the dog? Dog pulls its own cord?

 

 

 

I don't know.

 

I've jumped many times.......guess it could be set automatically.

 

Don't see how a man could pull it........man is heavyer den da dawg.

 

 

 

Somebody weigh in here.........

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Dogs always jump tandem with chutes. They were referring to low level water jumps like the one in the second picture up from the bottom. That's a 10th Special Forces Group dog team on a recent exercise. The dog's name is Pronto.

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Yeah...They have altimeter settings in the chutes and they will set off at a set altitude.

 

Been done for years.

 

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You can't let a dog jump by himself. The chute might pop at the intended altitude but how does he control his canopy after that? What if he sees a cat down below? Al;l hell would break loose. ;)

Also it would be very embarrassing if you land in the center of the DZ and your hound lands on an enemy mess hall. Especially a Korean one!

Tricky for him to get out of the harness too. No thumbs.:lol:

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