27 September 2013

Diamond dogs as the AFP go bulletproof!

| johnboy
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Government News has an intriguing report on efforts to bullet proof the Australian Federal Police’s dogs.

Dogs on the frontline of dangerous federal law enforcement operations are to be issued with special four-legged bulletproof vests as part of efforts by the Australian Federal Police to keep their canine best friends out of harm’s way when on active duty.

A tender issued to the market by the AFP this week reveals the elite crime fighting outfit wants specialised body armour to provide ballistic protection for its police dogs performing high risk and public order duties within Australia and overseas.

The protective wear reveals that the AFP is increasingly viewing its dogs as a valuable asset rather than an expendable commodity when it comes to dealing with danger.

And on that note, it’s definitely Bowie time!

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