Bomb sniffing dogs can be a huge help to soldiers in the field. The problem is, sometimes the "field" is far away and you have to get there fast. Ok, I would take a helicopter there. What if there is nowhere to land? Well, the dog has got to jump just like the soldiers!
Austria's special forces crew recently joined a British team went on a training mission in Norway. With specially equipped harnesses, the dogs jump out tandem with a soldier. As one of the jumping soldiers explains to the Daily Mail, dogs don't perceive the height distance the way humans do. In fact, he says of his dog, "He has a much cooler head than most recruits." I will take his word for it!
Check out the Daily Mail article for some more neat pictures.