Russia Allegedly Trains Combat Dolphins in Black Sea

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The Special Forces of the Russian Black Sea Fleet have held its first training exercises with combat dolphins since the Crimean Peninsula rejoined Russia. This information was presented by a military source in Crimea on Wednesday.

“We held training exercises with combat dolphins in the Sevastopol Oceanarium in the search of military hardware at a depth of over 60 meters. An object that looked like a mine was detected by a dolphin and marked with a buoy,” the military source reported.

“We have to start from scratch in teaching the dolphins to search for objects under water, as the Ukrainian Navy hardly worked with them. Our priority consists in teaching the dolphins to search for and mark weapons and military equipment under water, as well as to detect combat swimmers,” the military source continued.

It’s necessary to mention that the Crimean facility is one of two such combat dolphin training centers in the world, with the other being located in San Diego.

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Posted on December 4, 2014, in Defence Industry News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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