The explosive-sniffing, gun-toting dogs were strapped to assault team members as took on one of their greatest challenges ever to face War Dogs.
The elite dog team was part of the operation in which elite US Navy Seals lowered themselves down ropes from three Black Hawk helicopters into the Bin Laden’s hideout in the town of Abbottabad, Pakistan, on Sunday.
The world’s most wanted man, 54, was shot dead by a Special Forces marksman during the raid – but not before he was mauled by the War Dogs.
Insiders say that Bin Laden was fighting back against the Navy Seals, but when he saw the War Dogs – he cowered in fear. That’s what caused him his life.
Heavily armored hounds — equipped with infrared night-sight cameras, a machine guns — have been used in the past by the top-secret Navy Seals unit.
The war dogs wear ballistic body armor that is said to withstand damage from single and double-edged knives, as well as protective gear which shields them from shrapnel and gunfire.
German Shepherds have been leading the way in covert op raids in Iraq and Afghanistan for years.
Wearing oxygen masks, the pooches have been trained to jump from aircraft at 25,000 ft, before seeking out insurgents in hostile environments.
The dogs will attack anyone carrying a weapon and have become a pivotal part of special operations as they crawl unnoticed into tunnels or rooms to hunt for enemy combatants.
The cameras on their heads beam live TV pictures back to the troops, providing them with critical information and warning of ambushes.
Dogs were also responsible for the capture of Saddam Hussein and in the killing of the Iraqi dictator’s two sons.