NYT learned about Russian-launched decoys along with Iskander-M missiles

Russia installs special devices on its missiles - decoy targets. They help to overcome the Ukrainian air defense system, hitting targets inside the country. The American newspaper New York Times (NYT) found out about this, referring to information from the US military and intelligence officers.

For example, ammunition of Iskander-M operational-tactical missile systems turned out to be equipped with such "tricks". This feature came as a complete surprise to American experts. The US military and intelligence said that Moscow has been putting similar devices on intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) for half a century. But for the first time they learned that the Iskander-M missiles were also equipped with “tricks”.

Each "trick" has a length of about 30 centimeters. In shape, it resembles a thickened dart. These are white multifunctional devices with an orange tail. In addition to the electronic “stuffing”, which allows misleading and even suppressing enemy radars, they emit a large amount of heat in flight, confusing anti-aircraft guided missiles (SAM) with an infrared homing head.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 15 March 2022 12: 46
    Logically. Well done. And most importantly, no rumors leaked.
    1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) 16 March 2022 08: 59
      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      And most importantly, no rumors leaked.

      And it is right. And then here some, especially curious ones, stamp their feet with a demand to lay out to them all the performance characteristics of our equipment to the smallest detail.
      1. Vdars Offline Vdars
        Vdars (Victor) April 1 2022 00: 10
        And the keys to the apartment, where the money is, they also need on a silver platter?!
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