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A team of dogs is being trained to accompany SAS troops on parachute missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Sun reported.

It is thought the German shepherds are being taught to jump from aircraft at 7620m, strapped to members of special forces assault teams.

With tiny cameras fixed to their heads, the animals will be sent in before their human partners to hunt for Taleban or insurgent hideouts.

The cameras will beam live images back to the troops.