Russians set up fake positions with decoy models of military equipment. Photo
The Russians are setting up fake positions with models of their equipment and weapons. They are designed as "decoys" for attacks by the Ukrainian Defense Forces.
Another such position with a clumsy attempt to pass it off as a S-300/S-400 air defense system was discovered by Ukrainian aerial reconnaissance in one of the areas. Photos of the fake "launchers" and "radar" of the system were published on the Telegram channel "Armed Forces of Ukraine. War against the occupiers".
"The false position of the S-300/S-400 fake air defense system with models of two launchers and a radar. Russians are also improving their decoys. Some are good, some are not so good," the caption to the photo reads.
Earlier, WP reported that the Ukrainian Armed Forces were using wooden HIMARS dummies to provoke the occupiers to hit false targets. The plan worked as the invaders spent a lot of expensive long-range cruise missiles to hit the wooden installations.
The publication noted that the wooden objects could not be distinguished from the real ones through the lens of Russian drones, which transmit their location to sea-based cruise missile carriers in the Black Sea.
Over several weeks of use in the field, at least 10 Kalibr cruise missiles have taken on the false targets, the article says. In light of this initial success, Ukraine has expanded production of replicas for wider use, WP's sources said.