The news that Navy SEALs took a military canine along on the raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound has put the focus today on all the things these working dogs can do. It's amazing how sophisticated their gear has become.
K9Storm via Reuters
A military working dog outfitted with its own equipment and light heads up the steps of a building in this undated handout image from the Canadian company "K9 Storm Inc." which manufactures a range of specialized gear that includes high-tech canine flak jackets and tactical body armor. Military Working Dog locating target in building search in zero light conditions. The K9 Storm Intruder provides real time video feed back to the operator through multiple fortified barriers. Intruder night vision capabilities adjust automatically to various light conditions for optimal high resolution video. The New York Times and other United States media have reported that a military canine accompanied Navy SEAL Team Six commandos into a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan in a raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.