Operation CHAMMAL: Training between K-9 and EOD teams in Iraq

The Explosive Ordonance Disposal (EOD) experts and K-9 teams regularly carry out joint training as part of the maintenance of their know-how. Several times a week, the K-9 teams and the EODs train in the search for and detection of Read More …

Military, working dogs celebrated on National K9 Veteran’s Day

Sunday is National K9 Veteran’s Day, a time to honor the service and sacrifices of American military and working dogs. It was on March 13, 1942 that the Army started its War Dog Program, or the K9 Corps. Dogs have Read More …

Mumbai: Sniffer dogs participate in Navy’s simulated bomb threat exercise, slither down from chopper

Two Explosive Sniffing Dogs, named Minki and Mukti, trained to sniff out explosives, were slithered down from a naval helicopter onto the offshore oil platform Neelam as part of a simulated bomb threat during the recently concluded Exercise Prasthan and Read More …

Indian Army Day 2021: Here’s Looking at the Canine Unit Who Form a ‘Pawsome’ Part of the Forces

It is not just arms and ammunition that provide strength to the Indian Army Soldiers, but dogs as well who have become an integral part of the forces. As we celebrate Army Day on January 15, we should not forget Read More …

Meet Bonny, the first British military search dog deployed to Mali

Lance Corporal Grant Stevens and his companion Bonny are part of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal team newly deployed to Mali A three-hundred strong task group of British soldiers has arrived in Mali as part of the UN Peacekeeping Mission (MINUSMA). Read More …

US Army K9 and handler honored for discovering IED cache in Syria

An Army canine earned rare military honors this month after discovering a cache of explosives in Syria while deployed as part of the U.S.-led mission to defeat the Islamic State. Fritz, a 4.5-year-old military working dog who joined the kennels Read More …

NIST: K9 Chemistry, A Safer Way to Train Detection Dogs

Trained dogs are incredible chemical sensors, far better at detecting explosives, narcotics and other substances than even the most advanced technological device. But one challenge is that dogs have to be trained, and training them with real hazardous substances can Read More …

Augmented reality dog goggles could help protect Soldiers

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Military working dogs often scout areas for explosives devices and hazardous materials and assist in rescue operations, but giving dogs the necessary commands to perform these missions can put Soldiers in harm’s way. Augmented reality Read More …

Selecting Dogs for Explosives Detection: Behavioral Characteristics

Detection dogs are widely considered the most effective and adaptive method for explosives detection. Increases in emerging sophisticated threats are accelerating the demand for highly capable explosives detection, causing a strain on available supplies of quality canines worldwide. These strains Read More …

Kenya’s Most Unique Army Regiment [VIDEO]

A black and furry Labrador Retriever lets out a deep vibrating growl from the depth of its chest as members of an elite unit within the Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF) take it through several military drills. This gentle beast gifted Read More …