Russia's Inflatable Army

Russia has devised a way to enlarge its army while saving money. It's begun making large numbers of inflatable -- and fake -- tanks, radar stations, and trucks:

What they lack in firepower, they make up for in flexibility: they are light and can be deployed quickly to deceive the enemy.

They are also very realistic. They are made of a special material that tricks enemy radar and thermal imaging into thinking they are real weapons.

The inflatables are stitched together at a former hot-air balloon factory.


Link via Slashdot | Photo: BBC News

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So the Russians have "devised" something that was used successfully more than half a century ago? Wow. Maybe some day they'll send a man to the moon!
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annyone played R.U.S.E?

wel a satalite image might doubt its real, but trow on some light clouds a bit of camo nettting and it wil get confusing. Add a batle group (real) that moves around and its kinda hard for intel to keep the right info flowing.
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