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

    Dog squad goals.

    This is Scooby. He's a working dog with the British Army.

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    He recently took part in an army exercise in the Jordanian desert.

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    Temperatures in the desert can reach 40ºC.

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    With this in mind, Scooby's handlers were taking no chances and kitted him out in all the latest protective gear.

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    Keeping his paws safe and not burnt, we give you dog "trainers":

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    He also has goggles and ear protectors, just in case.

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    Scooby, pictured here with his handler Private Megan Cropper, completed a tour of Afghanistan in 2012.

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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.

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    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.

    I mean, you wouldn't mess with this dog.

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    Definitely not while he's taking a (probably) well-deserved break.

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    Everyone deserves a break.

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    But don't let the goggles, boots, and general dog-cuteness fool you. Here's Duke in action.

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    And this is Molly checking out a car for IEDs (improvised explosive devices).

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    She has delicate paws so has been equipped with her own pair of boots.

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    Well done, Scooby, and the rest of the dog squad.

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    Hold your goggle-clad head high.

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