The Chinese People’s Liberation Army has a group of new solders among its forces, monkeys! The monkeys are in a division of the Air Force to defend against birds. Other countries have used animals, K-9 units the most well-known, dolphins have been used in the U.S., Russia and the Ukraine, but monkeys?

There has been a problem with migrating birds at Chinese Air Force Bases so they have turned to the monkeys to chase them away. The Air force is worried the birds may fly into the aircraft engines and that could bring down a plane.  The monkeys have been trained to go into trees surrounding the bases and destroy bird nests and then come back down. The Army tried using firecrackers, gunshot and even climbing the trees themselves, but nothing worked.

They are calling the monkey brigade their secret weapon.