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Ukraine resumes training of combat dolphins - in their own and Russian interests

Ukraine resumes training of combat dolphins - in their own and Russian interests

In Sevastopol, the special program of training dolphins for combat purposes is being revived: animals, like in the USSR, will be taught to fight in diver diverts, search for mines, swim with weapons on the head and undermine the ships. On the Black Sea coast, similar programs existed since 1973, but with the transition of Sevastopol to Ukraine, they were curtailed and used by dolphins for therapeutic purposes, reports Now they decided to revive the training of combat animals - this is beneficial for Ukraine and Russia, experts say.

"Now in the state aquarium of Ukraine in Sevastopol are preparing ten bottlenose dolphins to fulfill the military’s special tasks fleet Of Ukraine, regularly in the waters of Sevastopol, the Ukrainian military conducts training of animals to search for objects at the bottom of the sea, "RIA leads"News"the words of its source in the power structures of Sevastopol.

In the 1990-s, as explained by the source, intended for the combat training of animals used for peaceful purposes - a special therapy was developed for the treatment of children with disabilities. This made it possible to earn money for the maintenance of other animals, and it was reported that the preparation of combat dolphins was on the verge of extinction. "By and large, the program for training animals for military purposes has never stopped, but it has not been advertised, either," said an agency source.

In the world there are only two training centers for combat dolphins: in Sevastopol and in San Diego (USA). The military can use these animals for a variety of purposes: for example, dolphins can attack ships with explosives attached to their heads. They can also attack divers-saboteurs - for this, the animal’s head 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, who started training combat animals only this year, have already managed to achieve some success. “The tasks were carried out, our dolphins found the object and touched it with a device mounted on the head, after which a buoy was shot to the surface,” the source told RIA Novosti. Now animals are trained to protect ships from saboteurs.

Ukrainian dolphins will guard and Russian ships

Not only the Naval Forces of Ukraine, but also the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation are located on the coast of Sevastopol, therefore the use of dolphins in this area is beneficial for Russia, the chairman of the public council at the Russian Defense Ministry, chief editor of the National Defense magazine Igor Korotchenko is convinced.

"The Ukrainian experience in training maritime animals deserves unconditional attention. Their use in the waters of the Sevastopol bays where the ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet and the Naval Forces of Ukraine are based is in the interests of the fleets of both countries and is an important factor in joint anti-sabotage defense," the expert explained.

Information about whether there are Russian programs for the use of dolphins for military purposes has not been disclosed. Korochenko is sure that such dolphins do not train in Russia, but in the future they can take these programs into service and enter their funding into the state armaments program until 2020.

In the USSR, dolphin training programs appeared in the 1973 year, and in the US Army these animals have been serving the last 50 years. The bottlenose dolphins were used during a military operation in Iraq: animals searched for mines in the water spaces of the port of Umm Qasr. However, in the Soviet Union not only dolphins were trained for military purposes, but also seals, sea lions and killer whales.
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  1. itr
    itr 11 October 2012 13: 33
    Poor animals!
    1. biglow
      biglow 11 October 2012 13: 50
      dolphins have a level of development like dogs, no matter what they say. And dolphins are interested in what we call training.
      1. JonnyT
        JonnyT 11 October 2012 15: 21
        Quote: biglow
        And dolphins are interested in what we call training.

        ????? how did you know about this ???? the dolphin said?))))

        Well, if seriously trained, trained dolphin is a very effective tool to combat marine saboteurs !!!!
        1. sv-sakh
          sv-sakh 12 October 2012 06: 38
          As the world moves to use unmanned technology
          CIS countries are again planning to sink enemy ships astride dolphins.
          Well, at least they didn’t offer to revive the mammoths, that tanks were attacking them on horseback :)
      2. ShturmKGB
        ShturmKGB 11 October 2012 15: 24
        It is a pity that sharks are not amenable to training ....
        1. alexng
          alexng 11 October 2012 15: 40
          And trained sharks send against business sharks.
        2. broker
          broker 11 October 2012 16: 08
          We need to start training large whales.
        3. Download Do Re Mi
          Download Do Re Mi 11 October 2012 19: 59
          That's for sure, especially tiger or killer whales, that saboteurs would be in an astonished state, albeit not for long!
      3. Kortik
        Kortik 11 October 2012 22: 53
        And I wondered what it was that in Odessa we suddenly began to expand the dolphinarium ...))
    2. Download Do Re Mi
      Download Do Re Mi 11 October 2012 20: 00
      It’s a pity, but it’s not necessary to undermine the ships, I think it’s not going to work now, but to sabotage and destroy saboteurs is a necessary thing. A soldier working for fish and thanks!
  2. Trailer
    Trailer 11 October 2012 13: 34
    It would be interesting to know whose dolphins are cooler - American or ours? A little off topic, but, he promised to spread the news from this site to our city. They pulled for three days, but now they have published it. So, health girl!
  3. Mak
    Mak 11 October 2012 13: 39
    That everything was sold from technology, now only manpower remains?
    We are waiting for the announcement of kamikaze parrots, bomb dogs, anti-tank horses, and so on.
    1. Arkan
      Arkan 11 October 2012 14: 02
      In vain you are so. Sea animals, in their native environment, discover targets much earlier than humans, attack without fear and doubt, and destroying them is much more difficult than humans. To protect water areas is a very effective solution.
      1. Hans grohman
        Hans grohman 11 October 2012 17: 36
        Quote: Arkan
        Sea animals, in their native environment, discover targets much earlier than humans, attack without fear and doubt, and destroying them is much harder than humans. To protect water areas is a very effective solution.

        All right. In addition, these mammals do not always need any special means to fulfill the PDSS functions - to tear off an air hose with a mouthpiece, or to poke a muzzle in the sternum (it hurts), and attach a completely incomprehensible tail (which is usually lethal). The only question is that much has changed since the collapse of the USSR, in particular the number of amateur divers aka Divers has increased significantly. So civil lovers of descents and ascents should be careful in this area.
        1. Arkan
          Arkan 11 October 2012 18: 13
          Quote: Hans Grohman
          to tear off an air hose with a mouthpiece, or poke a muzzle into the sternum (it hurts)

          The dolphin has a motivation to attack - a game, without a weapon they are not particularly effective, and for an experienced underwater hunter who took catfish for one hundred kilograms an unarmed dolphin will not be a problem, not to mention saboteurs.
      2. APASUS
        APASUS 11 October 2012 19: 32
        Quote: Arkan
        In vain you are so. Sea animals, in their native environment, discover targets much earlier than humans, attack without fear and doubt, and destroying them is much more difficult than humans. To protect water areas is a very effective solution.

        But no one was actually going to dispute the dolphin’s capabilities! One thing confuses ........... do the Ukrainian Navy have a serious opponent and the fleet needs such specific protection? The Cabinet doesn’t find people for people, but they found dolphins for people. Suspicion is raised - not for sale ??
  4. Vashestambid
    Vashestambid 11 October 2012 13: 40
    will be taught to fight in scuba divers, look for mines, sail with weapons on their heads
    laughing In short, killer dolphins with a heavy machine gun on the chub laughing

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    1. Download Do Re Mi
      Download Do Re Mi 11 October 2012 20: 03
      Yes, the series was cool! lol
  5. TRex
    TRex 11 October 2012 13: 44
    "They can also attack scuba divers, saboteurs - for this, the head of the animals is armed with a pistol or a knife." Stunned ... screw the horns ...

    In Soviet times, a pair of dolphins reliably covered the entrance to the Sevastopol Bay. A special device, shooting with a harpoon, was fastened on the dolphin’s head, and the task of the animal was to swim and poke the swimmer’s nose - then it’s a matter of technique: closing the contact, electric fuse, expelling charge ... and tryndets adversary.

    This topic began to develop actively after the destruction of the battleship Novorossiysk in the water area of ​​the bay with the mass death of sailors.
    1. Arkan
      Arkan 11 October 2012 14: 05
      Quote: TRex
      On the dolphin’s head was a special harpoon-shooting device.

      More precisely, a clamp with a retractable needle feeding compressed air into the victim’s body.
  6. Volkhov
    Volkhov 11 October 2012 13: 48
    For those who invented - a shark in the pool.
  7. urchik
    urchik 11 October 2012 13: 56
    Native UKRAINE is time to resume all relations. After all, we are brothers - Slavs.
    1. columbus2
      columbus2 14 October 2012 01: 48
      There are still Bulgarians, but they are in NATO, what to do with them?
  8. maximus
    maximus 11 October 2012 14: 03
    Well, something like that!
  9. Happiness
    Happiness 11 October 2012 14: 22
    It would be better to continue the rehabilitation of sick children. It is a pity to use such beautiful animals for military purposes.
    1. Igarr
      Igarr 11 October 2012 14: 40
      Do not worry..
      explode the adversaries - treat the kids.

      Foolish little article.
      They mixed everything together - pistols on their heads, kids, saboteurs.
      And the point is that Ukraine has nothing more to do, only train dolphins with cutters on their heads.

      Ours also dealt with seals (a month and a half ago there was a note about renewal) because seals are more ... "stupid", or what?
      Do not collapse.
      And the dolphins will hunt. An unreliable "watchman".
      Orcas are generally dead. Not like dogs, intellectually - like natural gangsters. Only for myself.
  10. gispanec
    gispanec 11 October 2012 14: 27
    attack of a fighting dolphin at a depth with a knife fixed on his head .... it's ..... it's better with a shark or two in the open sea ((it would be necessary to revive this in the Russian Navy ..... they are also needed in the Far East Black Sea .......
    1. Mikado
      Mikado 11 October 2012 19: 11
      in the Russian Federation all this is and is valid
  11. Sasha 19871987
    Sasha 19871987 11 October 2012 14: 30
    Yes, not every locator will find the same combat swimmer, but an animal that, by evolution, is perfect and lives in its element, will do it without any problems
  12. GG2012
    GG2012 11 October 2012 14: 42
    The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has found a new way to wash money in salt water.
    After the dolphins ... there will be mermaids.
  13. Nechai
    Nechai 11 October 2012 14: 45
    Quote: Arkan
    For the protection of water areas - this is a very effective solution.

    Not only, Seryozha, not only ... In the early 80s on the Black Sea conducted exercises on the topic - a reflection of the invasion of the combined forces of the NATO fleets. The formations of the ships and the Navy Premier League of the Black Sea Fleet in the role of adversaries went from the coast of Turkey, and they were met, released from small boats, battle bottlenose dolphins with special ammunition on their backs. The result - the invasion fleet is completely destroyed, far from their native shores. Only such a jointly implemented program will allow cooling the hot Angosak and Ottoman heads. So what to do? Our Fleets at the World Cup DO NOT HAVE THE NEEDED POWER ....
    Quote: Happiness
    It would be better to continue the rehabilitation of sick children. It is a pity to use such beautiful animals for military purposes.

    Yuri, and not anyone and does not interfere with the continuation of a good deed. All the more wonderful way to switch from the mode of combat training NAIGRA with children.
    1. Arkan
      Arkan 11 October 2012 17: 45
      I completely agree with you! Of course, fighting animals can be used not only for protection, just the article was about countering saboteurs, and this topic is now quite relevant (in my opinion). My friend, for the season, works in Crimea as a diving instructor well and of course he does not hesitate to be a "leftist" in the form of souvenirs raised from the bottom, this spring he raised an 800-kilogram anchor directly from under the "Sagaidachny" (No one noticed anything!) ... I think that the protection of the Russian Black Sea Fleet warships is not much better organized ...
  14. Alexey Prikazchikov
    Alexey Prikazchikov 11 October 2012 15: 16
    Can you do the same with sharks? In my opinion, it would be much more effective to train a flock of makos or large whites. Moreover, they know how to work in a group.
    1. Su24
      Su24 11 October 2012 15: 35
      Hello, sharks are stupid, and how can instructors work with them?
      1. Trailer
        Trailer 11 October 2012 16: 11
        The main thing is that the instructors have good hands!
      2. Alexey Prikazchikov
        Alexey Prikazchikov 11 October 2012 16: 15
        Oh you march to school. And methods of training sharks with financial means can always be developed.
  15. Aeneas
    Aeneas 11 October 2012 15: 25
    the theme with dolphins never stopped, because the dolphinarium was under the Defense Ministry True, these dolphins sometimes toured, making money, for example, in the sanatorium of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Partenit, any vacationer could swim with dolphins in the pool for a hundred hryvnias .... well, well, a return to combat preparation is this good undertaking. Here's another used maritime special forces turned to Pervomaisky, the identity would be good news.
    1. Captain Vrungel
      Captain Vrungel 11 October 2012 16: 21
      There are no Pervomaisky islands. Now he is Maisky. Abandoned private property .. Dolphins and on Tendra studied and trained. Abandoned.
      Poor Sevastopol residents who love the city beach in the Artillery Bay and the boys who dive into all the holes between the moorings from the Konstantinovsky ravelin to the Black River. You can become an object of attack by dolphins.
      Another expensive project-project involving a large number of personnel to the maximum, the department of fighting swimmers dolphins.
      Can put modern acoustics in the bay, scanners. A PDS boat will jump to a dangerous point, throw a grenade overboard and a "saboteur" will float up with flippers. For special operations, let them have fun. Massiveness will not work. Unite in a flock. Instinct will work. And they will rush to freedom for a fresh, steamy Kerch hamsa. from freshly thawed sardines.
      1. Arkan
        Arkan 11 October 2012 17: 55
        Quote: Captain Vrungel
        And rush to freedom for a fresh, pair of Kerch hamsa

        No, they will not explode! After the collapse of the Union, some animals were tried to be released (there were no funds for their maintenance), they returned.
        1. Captain Vrungel
          Captain Vrungel 11 October 2012 18: 43
          And I'm talking about what. There were less than a dozen of them and grew from captivity in infancy. To live and hunt for freedom are not accustomed. Experiment. On stream, massively breed like a dolphin brigade, will not work. In the circus and bears ride a bike.
  16. Khan
    Khan 11 October 2012 15: 31
    There were belugas on the TF in the coastal bay of Vityaz, a secret special oceanarium was placed. Further, the new government decided that they were not needed and the beluga whales were transferred to the Moscow dolphinarium.
  17. Manager
    Manager 11 October 2012 15: 45
    The submarine fleet of Ukraine! Meaningless and merciless!
    1. columbus2
      columbus2 14 October 2012 01: 50
      Alrosa applauds from the pier.
  18. black_eagle
    black_eagle 11 October 2012 16: 22
    I immediately remembered Red Alert 2, see the author of the toy knew something))))))
  19. serezhasoldatow
    serezhasoldatow 11 October 2012 16: 38
    The real bazaar! In Soviet times, there was a magnificent dolphinarium on Cape Khersones. The dolphins there were very good and smart. Smarter than our politicians and heads of Defense. Such things were done, which is still not believed! The kids were then treated, only behind the scenes, the object was categorized. Dolphins must be trained, they are great friends and comrades who do not betray. At the same time, politicians can be treated, they just need it. At one time I talked a lot with them - UNFORGETTABLE IMPRESSIONS!
    It is a pity that when dividing the fleet, everything was ruined !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1. Captain Vrungel
      Captain Vrungel 11 October 2012 16: 48
      In Khersones, where there was a base, now the general property is privately owned with superior facilities such as villas and cottages. Soon, the radar will be demolished. She bothers them to live in peace.
      1. Captain Vrungel
        Captain Vrungel 11 October 2012 18: 35
        O. the owner of the villa was worried that they had declassified the object on the shore near the lighthouse of Chersonese. Minus flew in. They are afraid of the truth.
  20. Nechai
    Nechai 11 October 2012 17: 07
    Quote: serezhasoldatow
    Such things were done, which is still not believed!

    Several dolphins were sold to the Iranians, so one BACK !!! Followed by an independent disposal of combat equipment ....
  21. Centaurus
    Centaurus 11 October 2012 18: 29
    Dolphins feel sorry crying
    1. Aeneas
      Aeneas 11 October 2012 19: 21
      and I feel sorry for the Vietnamese ... Amer dolphins killed grandfather Ho's marine special forces in decent quantities.
  22. Mr.Fox
    Mr.Fox 11 October 2012 18: 55
    Well done. At least something worthy is not requested ... ali.
  23. Chicot 1
    Chicot 1 11 October 2012 19: 48
    These trainings are based on the innate reflex of dolphins to drive away a stranger or push away an unfamiliar object. So, there is nothing supernatural in this entire training program for "military" dolphins. Most often train bottlenose dolphins (they are bottlenose dolphins). But not because they have exceptional abilities among their fellows, but because they are quite widespread and numerous (and therefore most often found) species ...
    With all the advantages that dolphins (and other marine animals) have over people (in the water), they are by no means invulnerable, and the means and methods of countering them have been developed long ago. In addition, dolphins will only work with people who literally know "by sight." The rest will be taken for outsiders with all the consequences that follow from this fact ...
    However, I am interested in the development of a situation in which such a dolphin "veteran" will ever break free (which in itself is not entirely excluded) ... What will he teach his free fellows? ..

    PS However, in the seas and oceans there is a creature that has much more solid fighting qualities than an ordinary dolphin. This is Orcinus Orca or killer whale (aka killer whale). In essence, this is the largest dolphin. The social organization of the pack is at a very high level, as is the intellect. We teach excellently. Easily gets used to people (to "his" people, those whom he knows "by sight"). Moving, aggressive, smart ...
    In a word, a candidate for military service is the most suitable ... But before you "call" her into military service, you should think about what might happen after her "demobilization" or "desertion"? .. And this question, in its essence, is quite not idle ...
  24. v53993
    v53993 11 October 2012 20: 54
    Does anyone know in what language dolphins are trained to execute commands?
    1. Chicot 1
      Chicot 1 11 October 2012 21: 59
      Well, what’s not at the dolphin’s for sure ... smile
  25. aspirin02
    aspirin02 11 October 2012 21: 19
    Well, what ???? Let's roll Romanians ??

    And if, in truth, it’s high time, they almost ruined such a school ...
    1. Aeneas
      Aeneas 11 October 2012 23: 49
      ha ha ha !! Cool. Current artist Maloheo confused with the dances of dolphin riders. Must certainly be in bloomers, and not the trousers of the Great Russians!
  26. Ghosh
    Ghosh 11 October 2012 22: 08
    As the saying goes better late never.
  27. sapulid
    sapulid 11 October 2012 22: 27
    If I am not mistaken, dolphins guarded Humpbacked during his negotiations with Reagan. I remember that Pravda praised this method of protection. If the group is restored, I will be glad.
  28. Romeohihnic
    Romeohihnic 12 October 2012 06: 42
    Fighting dolphins