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Tactical vests sought for USASOC dogs

16th January 2018 - 18:22 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California


The US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) is seeking equipment to protect its Ranger canines in combat operations around the world. 

In a recent USASOC request for information, the command asks for sources capable of providing Multi-Purpose Canine (MPC) tactical equipment in support of the 75th Ranger Regiment’s regimental dog program (RDP). 

The RDP falls within the unit’s Regimental Special Troops Battalion. 

The RDP uses a beginner’s handler course and an advanced handler’s course to train teams from all three Ranger battalions. All Ranger dog teams travel to Fort Benning, Georgia to conduct the advanced handler’s course.

The canines, which range in size

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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