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The British Army Put A Bunch Of Awesome-Looking Dogs In The Desert

Dog squad goals.

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The 7-year-old is the oldest dog on training deployment in the Jordanian desert.

He's part of a 35-strong dog unit sent out by the British Army on Shamal Storm, the largest training exercise in a decade, designed to test whether the army could successfully mobilise in the event of a full-scale operation.

Obviously, dogs are an integral part of that mobilisation.

Here's more of the team. Meet the Military Working Dog unit. David Hedges / David Hedges

From left: Molly, with Private Carys Evans; Duke, with Corporal Paul Langwell; Lightning, with Corporal Stuart Watson; and Hagen, with Private Katrina Lynas.

The dogs are all attached to frontline units when deployed. The three-month training exercise will ensure they're up to the challenge.

Rose Troup Buchanan is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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