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Russia's inflatable decoy weapons and military hardware

Discussion in 'Military Multimedia' started by Manmohan Yadav, Dec 24, 2012.

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  1. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    Any enemy surveillance of this site would result in the conclusion that it was a heavily-fortified area, with fighter planes ready to scramble at any moment. But look closer...

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    ...They are inflatable decoys

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    Russian balloon maker Rusbal is working on an order from the country’s
    defence ministry to supply full-scale inflatable models of weapons,
    armoured vehicles and other military hardware

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    Even from a short distance away, the fake military hardware looks just like the real thing. The models are used on battlefield positions to protect Russian strategic installations from the eagle eyes of surveillance satellites. Their main task is to distract attention and protect real combat units from strikes

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    The models are lightweight and can be inflated and secured to the ground within minutes

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    These balloons give a new meaning to the phrase “light artillery"

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    Decoys have been used by the military forces of many countries for years,
    but Rusbal claim that their balloons
    can fool even thermal and infra-red imaging surveiilance

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    And thats a Wrap :pop:
     
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    Giving the term, 'Use balloon for protection' a whole new meaning. :mrgreen:
     
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    I think the correct term is "use rubber for protection"
     
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    And they are cheap as much as 3000 $ per piece
    compared to the real deal
    including all the radar reflective coatings,
    heating mechanisms, heat generators for Thermal sensors
     
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    Russian ingenuity at its best!:tup:
     
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    Even US has started similar projects
    MIA2 Abraham dummies are ready for deployment
     
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