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07/31/2013 05:59 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Parachuting Dog Joins Colombia's Elite Anti-Terrorism Team (PHOTOS)

Jany soars through the sky and helps fight crime, but she's no superhero.

Instead, the Belgian Shepherd is a member of the Colombian Group of Air Special Commands division -- an anti-terrorism squad.

Basically, she's a bomb-sniffing, parachuting dog.

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Jany has made dozens of jumps strapped to officers' chests from more than 1,000 feet in the air, according to Solent News. The training will prepare her for the team's anti-terrorism missions, when officers jump out of planes and land in potentially land mine-rigged areas.

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The team onboard the plane prepares to parachute on July 13, 2013.

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One of the team jumps from the plane.

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Photographer Oliver Ehmig documented one of Jany's jumps on July 13. In the photos, the brave dog is jumping with Officer Jorge Herrera.

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“She was extremely calm during the flight," Ehmig told Life With Dogs, "and was euphoric when she touched the ground.”

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The Colombian Group of Air Special Commands team poses for a portrait with Belgian Shepherd Jany July 13, 2013.

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