Turkish Military Orders Mules

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  1. Atilla

    Atilla Major

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    Turkish military mules take their marching orders seriously

    Military forces the world over devote massive amounts of time and money to develop technology that will give their soldiers the edge. For example, US military contractors came up with the LS3 (Legged Squad Support System), a robot designed to transport the cargo of army squads operating in rough terrain and bad weather. The United States spent millions of dollars to develop the horselike concept before putting it out to pasture recently because it was too noisy.

    But there is already a legged support system, one that has been in service for thousands of years: mules. The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) still pays attention to these "organic cargo carrier systems" that provide support to commando units and teams operating in dangerous or difficult conditions. The TSK's 2016 budget has provisions to procure about 900 mules for the army.

    Rest of the article is here, its a fun article with nice stories. Author is former Turkish Spec Ops Maroon Beret, same thing as US Green Beret elite forces.

    Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/ori...-mules-for-transportations.html#ixzz3ywkZc3E9
     
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    I saw these pictures of the Russian Military on Twitter today:

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    http://www.defence24.pl/299621,renifery-sila-pociagowa-rosjan-w-arktyce-video

    There is no reason not to use animals in regular military activities, any infantry squad would be happy to have a mule or ass :D

    In the article you posted it said that mules even know how to go from point A to point B automatically if they know the route. This provides a method of silent resupply, but can you always trust the animal to do its job?

    Oh you can eat the mule too if you are starving.

    In WW2 the Germans and Russians used over 6 million horses.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horses_in_World_War_II
     
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