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