Russia deploys military dolphins to protect Black Sea naval base

Russia has deployed military dolphins trained at naval base Black Sea to protect its fleet, according to a new analysis of satellite imagery.

The US Naval Institute (USNI) studied satellite images of the naval base. In the port of Sevastopol on the Crimean peninsula, and concludes that two dolphin pens were moved to the base in February during the invasion of Ukraine.

Russian authorities have been pressing for years dolphin and sea lion training program Military purposes in the facilities built for this purpose in the Sevastopol port, In Ukraine’s annexed Crimea Russia, An initiative dating back to the 1960s.

Dolphins are trained patrolling open waters and attacking or signaling targets of military interest such as tackling seafloor mines or diving raids. Conventional sonar systems are not equipped to detect the presence of these animals.

Created during the program Focused on the Cold War and the Sevastopol Oceanarium, then in the Soviet Union. The United States has similar facilities at the port. San Diego, California) it was also designed to train dolphins for military purposes.

With the end of the Cold War, the Oceanarium It has become Ukraine’s responsibility, this led him to civic goals such as therapy with disabled children. After Russia’s annexation of Crimea, it was reoriented towards its original military purpose.

Source: Informacion


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