Military Dolphins of Ukraine

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  1. Akim

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    Ukraine resumes training combat dolphins - in his and Russian interests.


    In Sevastopol, regenerate special program, training dolphins for military purposes: animals, as in the USSR, to teach to fight with frogmen-saboteurs, look for mines, swim with weapons on head and blow up the ship. On the Black Sea coast such programs existed since 1973, but with the transition Sevastopol Ukraine they folded and dolphins used for medicinal purposes. Now trainings of battle animals decided to revive - it is beneficial to both Ukraine and Russia, experts say.
    Now the State Oceanarium of Ukraine in Sevastopol prepare ten bottlenose-dolphins, to perform special missions navy Ukraine. Regularly in the waters of Sevastopol Ukrainian military conduct training animals to find objects on the sea floor.
    In the 1990s, as the source explained, intended for the combat training of animals used for peaceful purposes - was developed a special therapy for the treatment of disabled children. This allowed us to make money for the maintenance of other animals, and reported that the military training of dolphins has been on the verge of extinction. "By and large animal training program for military purposes has never been stopped, but not made public," - explained the source agency.
    In the world there are only two centers for training military dolphins: in Sevastopol, and San Diego (USA). These animals military can use for various purposes: for example, dolphins can conduct an attack on the ship by means of explosives attached to his head. They also can attack skin-divers-saboteurs - for this purpose the head of animals is armed with a pistol or knife. Dolphins are also effective in search operations - with their help, the military can explore the bottom and detect mines.
    Sevastopol specialists began training martial animals this year alone, have already achieved some success. "Task was performed, oour dolphins found an object and touched it a device fixed on to the head, then surfaced to the surface buoy," - said the expert. Now the animals are trained to protect ships from saboteurs.
    Ukrainian dolphins will protect and Russian ships
    Off the coast of Sevastopol are based not only the Naval Forces of Ukraine, but also the Black Sea Fleet of RF and the use of dolphins in this is aquatorium advantageously including to Russia.
    In the USSR of the program of training of dolphins appeared in 1973, and in the army of the USA these animals serve last 50 years. Bottlenose dolphins was used during a military operation in Iraq: animals searched mines in aquatic spaces of port of Umm Qasr. However in Soviet Union trained in military purposes not only dolphins, but also seals, sea lions and killer whales.
    Україна відновлює підготовку бойових дельфінів - в своїх і російських інтересах
     
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    Ukraine training dolphins for naval duties

    IANS [ Updated 12 Oct 2012, 13:28:24 ]

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    Sevastopol (Ukraine), Oct 12: Ukrainan Navy has restarted special training for dolphins and other animals for military duties, including attacking enemy combat swimmers and detecting mines, a military source in the Ukrainian naval port of Sevastopol has revealed.
    "Ten dolphins are now being trained for special tasks in the Ukrainian state oceanarium, and the Ukrainian military are regularly training the animals for detecting things on the seabed," the source said.

    Dolphins were trained at Sevastopol for the Soviet Navy as far back as 1973. They were trained to find military equipment such as sea mines on the seabed as well as attacking divers and even carrying explosives on their heads to plant on enemy ships.

    After the break up of the USSR and division of the Black Sea Fleet into Ukrainian and Russian fleets, the dolphin training section and its specialists were given to the Ukrainian Navy. They were then used for civilian tasks such as working with disabled children to keep the unit intact.

    The killer-dolphins will be trained to attack enemy combat swimmers using special knives or pistols fixed to their heads, the source said.

    "We are now planning training exercises for counter-combat swimmer tasks in order to defend ships in port and on raids," he said.

    Their tasks also include patrolling stretches of water and detecting items of military interest and then marking them by attaching floating buoys.

    Several exercises have already been carried out this year with the dolphins in finding underwater weapons, both in the aquarium and outside it.

    "The mission was successfully carried out. Our dolphins found the items and attached devices to them which were fixed on their heads, after which a buoy on it was sent to the surface to mark it," the source said.

    The Ukrainian dolphin base is one of only two in the world, the other being in San Diego, California, US.

    Ukraine training dolphins for naval duties
     
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    Amazing, Navy dolphins of Ukraine.
     

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