Why are the dogs that killed Baghdadi so bad? Or tens of thousands of dollars in equipment

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 Why are the dogs that killed Baghdadi so bad? Or tens of thousands of dollars in equipment


During the operation, the U.S. military dispatched a mixed formation of eight CH-47 and MH-60 helicopters to launch a raid on the hiding place on the Syrian border. The picture shows the brief process of the U.S. militarys raid on Baghdad.

Baghdadi is the founder and head of the extremist group Islamic state. The US military has been tracking him for several years, and there are even rumors that he has been killed, but they all proved to be false. It wasnt until September that U.S. intelligence agencies got hold of his exact hiding place and planned the raid, code named Keira Miller..

Interestingly, the day after the announcement, trump posted a picture of a military dog participating in the operation on social media, praising it for doing so beautifully during the raid on Baghdad Di!

Trump praised the K-9 military dog.

According to the operation process summarized by foreign media, the U.S. helicopter group flying to Baghdad, the Syrian border, opened fire on the target at first. Meanwhile, the U.S. special forces commando team, armed with military dogs and anti suicide attack robots, attacked the hiding place and searched the whole building.

Baghdadi was forced to run into a burrow with three children. The U.S. army sent out military dogs to pursue him and drive him to the end of the burrow. Finally, Baghdadi detonated his bomb vest and killed himself and three children. The burrow was also blown down. So after the raid, the U.S. military could only dig through the ruins to verify Baghdad Dis identity.

In the red circle of Baghdad, where the U.S. Army completely destroyed the hiding place (below), the courtyard was almost razed to the ground.

According to a briefing by General mark Millie, President of the United States Senate, the Hero Dog has performed very well and suffered only minor injuries. Now it has recovered in a secret location and is about to return to the original combat unit. Its very lucky to be able to recover and rebuild so quickly after the suicide vest explosion and cave collapse.

According to an official from the U.S. Department of defense, the dogs code name is K-9, which is inconvenient to disclose for confidentiality reasons. After all, the dog and its administrator are still in the war zone. The code of K-9 comes from the English word canine, which originally means canine. Its English pronunciation is very similar to K-9. For the convenience of recognition, the military dog or police dog force is generally called K-9 force in the world.

The earliest record of the official use of dog assisted operations by the US military can be traced back to the 1830s, while the real emphasis on the establishment of dog troops is during the first World War, among which the most famous is a short tailed spotted dog named sturbie.

It arrived on the western front with the 102nd infantry division in February 1918. As soon as it arrived at the battlefield, it used its sensitive sense of gas to alert soldiers before the gas hit, thus saving the lives of a number of US soldiers. It can understand the command in English and lead the wounded soldiers back to safety through the war zone. In one raid, it grabbed the leg of a German spy until the US came to capture him, so it was popular among the US military.

Sturbie won many medals in the battle and became the legendary military dog in the history of the US Army.

By the end of the war, it had participated in 17 battles, large and small. Therefore, the U.S. military awarded it the rank of sergeant in the army. It became the highest level dog in the U.S. military at that time and received the personal interview of Wilson, Harding and Coolidge, three presidents of the United States. Sturbie finally died in 1926.

After nearly a hundred years of development, military dogs have become an indispensable combat partner of the U.S. Army, especially in asymmetric operations. The size of K-9 military dogs has increased rapidly. Now the U.S. Army has the largest military dog force in the world, nearly 2800, mainly using German shepherd dogs and Belgian malino dogs. From the public information, we can see that this operation took place. Our dog is a Belgian malino.

Belgian malino is a kind of Belgian shepherd dog. It is famous for its liveliness, cleverness, friendliness, agility and diligence. Because of its short size, it is especially suitable for landing operations. It is widely used as a working dog in the world, engaged in explosive detection, narcotics identification, tracking suspects and other work. The US secret service, which is responsible for the White House security guard, uses the Belgian malino dog as a guard dog.

In addition, Labrador, golden retriever, Swiss Shepherd and other dogs are often trained as police dogs or military dogs. This is a golden retriever at a military parade in Chile.

Military dogs often face a very dangerous combat environment. In order to protect the precious dogs and give full play to their flexibility, the army will also equip them with advanced high-tech equipment. There is no exact information about what equipment the K-9 military dog carries. However, when the U.S. army raided al Qaeda leader bin Laden in 2011, it carried a military dog named Cairo and a Belgian malino dog. We may see some clues from its equipment.

According to the public information afterwards, the military dog Cairo wore a set of military / police dog fittings produced by K-9 storm company, with a value of 20000-30000 US dollars. The Kevlar bullet proof vest, which is based on the protection of key parts, can resist the close firing of common knives and 9mm pistols. After the explosion of the bomb vest in Baghdad Di, the bullet proof vest should play a major role.

Sketch map of dog gear drawn by US military / police dog protection manufacturer. This kind of product must be customized according to the breed and body of military dog, so the price is not low.

The back of bulletproof vest is equipped with folding HD camera, which can be automatically converted to night vision mode in poor light environment. The lens is reinforced and waterproof to deal with various combat environments. The captured image is transmitted to the manager in real time through the communication module set on the back, and the dog can be seen with the hand-held monitor.

In the process of chasing and biting the target, the dogs head is the most likely to be injured. Therefore, a company has specially developed a protective helmet for dogs and integrated a camera on the helmet.

There is also a need for close communication between dogs and soldiers in charge of management to deal with emergencies, but in practice, managers and dogs can not be guaranteed to be together at any time. So this set of equipment also integrates the directional loudspeaker and microphone in the bullet proof back heart, and the administrator can give instructions to the dog remotely.

A police dog equipped with wading gear. It can be seen that there are two protrusions on the back, the left rod is the communication antenna, the right is the camera, and the US special forces have purchased similar equipment for military dogs.

In addition to these basic equipment, special equipment such as gas detector, drinking water bag, medical bag, GPS module and gas mask can also be installed. According to the number of additional equipment, the weight of the whole set of equipment is about 1-7 kg.

Compared with these expensive high-tech equipment, the most precious is the military dog itself. In 2010, the U.S. military announced that it had invested more than 19 billion dollars in bomb detection technology, but the most reliable one was the military dog. The rewards for training them are staggering, with US military dogs based in the Middle East reportedly proving nearly 30% more likely to detect explosives than sophisticated instruments. As mentioned at the beginning of the article, the dogs also played an important role in the raid on Baghdad.

(function() {(window. Slotbydup = window. Slotbydup| []). Push ({ID: 6374560, container: ssp_, size: 300250, display: inlay fix, async: true});)) (); US military dog and M2 infantry fighting vehicle. The service life of US military dogs is generally six to eight years. The dogs that expire or are retired due to injuries will be better resettled in accordance with the military dog Retirement Act. Administrators who work with it can adopt them first or by others. Retired dogs that have not been adopted can also be taken care of in the military dog base for the rest of their lives. Compared with the advanced military equipment such as stealth fighters and advanced warships, the military dog troops may not be impressive, but they are also a valuable asset for the military. They can also save lives and even affect the success or failure of tasks at critical moments. Source: Tan Bing, Netease editor in charge: Wang xu_b12062

US military dogs and M2 infantry fighting vehicles.

The service life of US military dogs is generally six to eight years. The dogs that expire or are retired due to injuries will be better resettled in accordance with the military dog Retirement Act. Administrators who work with it can adopt them first or by others. Retired dogs that have not been adopted can also be taken care of in the military dog base for the rest of their lives.

Compared with the advanced military equipment such as stealth fighters and advanced warships, the military dog troops may not be impressive, but they are also a valuable asset for the military. They can also save lives and even affect the success or failure of tasks at critical moments.