Scientists described cyborg troops as mechanical mutts, which would be in action within months. The so called Big Dog echoes the 'AT-AT land walkers" from Star Wars films.
Early tests shows that these 'cyborg dogs" can identify the direction of incoming bullets, lock on to a target and then return fire. Its blast-proof boxer shorts can also protect British troops.
“I tested them with an air rifle, they match the ballistic standards we need." said Matthew Searle, scientist in Cardiff-based BCB International.
Other prototypes being developed include a four-legged 'mule' to carry kit and a robot to transport wounded soldiers from battlefields.