A controlled video camera turns the dog into a cyber spy

We are already accustomed to the fact that dogs do an excellent job of guarding, looking for missing people, discovering drugs and explosives. But it seems that this is not enough for the heads of numerous special services.

A well-known manufacturer of wireless communications, the British company Cobham has developed a Cerberus digital transmitter specifically designed for dogs trained to perform reconnaissance functions in the frontline zone.

The main element of the system is a high-definition digital camera equipped with sensitive microphones. The camera is remotely controlled by an operator from a shelter at a distance of up to 500 meters.

It is also provided for the transmission of video information from thermal imaging cameras via a secure encrypted communication channel, which is especially important in the conditions of combat operations of special forces.

Taking into account the characteristics of the animal's body, the camera is located low, which allows the dog to pass in hard-to-reach places, such as dense thickets.