SEAL Team 6 Wants Special Remote Cameras For War Dogs

SEAL Team 6 Wants Special Remote Cameras For War Dogs

War dogs fight! War dogs get shot! War dogs cry! War dogs rappel down walls! And soon, war dogs will be feisty canine war cameras. Their human pals in SEAL Team 6 want mobile, furry eyes in battle.

DefenseTech reports that DEVGRU — SEAL Team 6’s formal name — requested the following hookup from the Pentagon:

The contractor shall provide a a canine transmit and receive kit (1.0 – 1.5GHz) comprising of Transmitter/Camera Unit; including a battery and antenna. Includes Receiver includes battery and antennas. Six-way Battery Charger, Peli-Case, and user manual shall be included.

Send out your cameradog, and get ground-level footage beamed back to you from cover. Just strap the (presumably night vision) camera on a war dog’s bulletproof back, and you’ve got recon that runs faster than a robot, and can bite people. A bot may be harder to kill, but it’s certainly less multifarious than a dog sidekick, and much more intimate than a drone. Not bad! And we’re glad the user manual will be included. This will also mean the advent of first person war dog video, which has me grinning like an idiot. [DefenseTech]

Image: US Air Force/Senior Airman Elizabeth Rissmiller