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Originally posted by ATLien
1st they give plutonium to Iran, then the buy an army of inflatables and then they change the broadcasting signal on a spy frequency..Seems like they're preparing doesn't it?
Originally posted by habfan1968
I don't about how effective these would be as they probably don't have heat signatures but I do know that 2500 grand is alot of money LOL
Originally posted by pavil
While those used to be good, simple inflatables without any heat signatures stand out like a sore thumb on the modern optical battlefield. They still can confuse your foe, always a good thing.
Originally posted by epsilon69
reply to post by ATLien
Russia is also flying around alot of different countries airspaces lately too.
Like Canada and the UK i wonder if they are trying to send a message to the West to back off of Iran?
ARMY INCREASING USE OF FAKE TANKS
BELTSVILLE, Md., Dec. 26, 1987— The Army, returning to an age-old strategy used extensively by the Soviet military, is increasing its use of decoys and fake targets in hopes of outsmarting an enemy's modern weapons.
Decoys ranging from canvas tanks to plastic soldiers could make the Army in battle seem twice as large as it really is. And if that news seems to give away the secret, the Army points out that the enemy still does not know which half is real.
''We will always be outnumbered conventionally,'' said Stephen P. Rosa, vice president of the TVI Corporation, which has developed decoys for M-1 tanks and Army trucks. He said the decoys ''are a force multiplier.''
The canvas two- and three-dimensional tanks made at TVI's plant here in the suburbs of Washington look real and are capable of creating heat to attract heat-seeking weapons designed for use at night. Deception and Survivability
An unassembled front-view M-1 weighs about 25 pounds and collapses into a 4-by-2-foot duffle bag. In less than three minutes one person can assemble it and start a generator to create its thermal ''signature.'' A tape player and loudspeakers can create the sound of an entire tank battalion.
A fake M-1 costs about $3,500. The real thing costs about $3 million.