Layka, a U.S. military combat dog, gets a special treat. The military dog takes a jump from the air and skydives to the ground safely. Known for their fearless attitudes, military dogs will go with their handlers almost anywhere and not be afraid. This 70-pound dog has plenty of faith that they will land without too much drama.
Layka is strapped onto another human as the dog makes the initial plunge to the earth. While the dog isn’t responsible to pull the cord of the parachute, it does keep very still as the duo drops to the earth. This particular jump was to help manufacturers work on how to safely strap four legged soldiers to their handlers. With the weight of the jump, the materials used have to be specially made to keep, both man and dog, safe.