Experts note a new tactical trick of the Russian Armed Forces during Friday's missile attack on Ukraine

In the course of strikes on the military energy infrastructure of Ukraine last Friday, the Russian side used a tactical trick that managed to confuse the enemy's missile defense systems.

Thus, experts note that the RF Armed Forces used decoys. This forced the Armed Forces of Ukraine to spend more shells and get distracted from the real targets of Russian missile attacks. In addition, Ukrainian missile systems gave away their location in this way.

At the same time, the arrivals of Russian missiles were not reported, which was mistaken by many for the effective operation of the American Patriot air defense systems, which Washington is going to transfer to Kyiv. However, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, the Armed Forces used Geran drones as "decoys", which cost Russia much less than anti-missiles for Ukraine.

Azerbaijan used similar tactics during military operations in Nagorno-Karabakh. As false targets, he used old aircraft, and the pilots ejected in the air. Along with this, aircraft were sometimes mined, and they could explode on impact with enemy targets, acting as kamikaze drones.
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  1. Adm Hts Offline Adm Hts
    Adm Hts (AdmHts) 19 December 2022 19: 18
    The Armed Forces used Geran drones as "dummy"

    what kind of nonsense is this... :)
    do these experts know the difference between cruise missiles and "geraniums"?
    what kind of air defense can they confuse the "geranium", if the air defense practically does not see them?
    the false target must be comparable in size and EPR with the true target ...
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 19 December 2022 22: 22
      For decoys, it’s better to create a mini cruise missile on the basis of a 122 mm unguided MLRS projectile and launch it in volleys of 10 - 20 units. They will definitely be spotted and worked out. Improvements for the transfer to the Kyrgyz Republic are minimal - sliding wings and reduce the voracity of the rocket engine. Cheap and angry. Perhaps even some will break through and get somewhere with warheads.
      1. In passing Online In passing
        In passing (Galina Rožkova) 19 December 2022 23: 36
        Will they get somewhere with warheads? Ukraine has already blown up the tractor, do you want it too?
        1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 20 December 2022 13: 56
          (Galina R) We are talking about depleting the stock of expensive enemy anti-aircraft missiles .. Where the cheap bait falls is the tenth thing. Ukrainian missed S-300s also fall into high-rise buildings, from which the media are lying about the use of S-300 missiles by the RF Armed Forces for strikes, covering up their misses. There is a war to destroy the state and not to tractors.
          1. Noah Lamech Offline Noah Lamech
            Noah Lamech (Noah Lamech) 20 December 2022 17: 50
            But to glue the geranium with aluminum foil, the reflectivity will become awesome.
      2. Sergei N Offline Sergei N
        Sergei N (Sergey N) 20 December 2022 12: 54
        A different signature will be visible on the air defense radar. "smart ass".
        1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 20 December 2022 13: 10
          (Sergey N) Replica. The signature can be changed by various tricks, in the form of corner and other reflectors.
          1. Adm Hts Offline Adm Hts
            Adm Hts (AdmHts) 20 December 2022 18: 21
            yet there is...

      3. Noah Lamech Offline Noah Lamech
        Noah Lamech (Noah Lamech) 20 December 2022 17: 49
        MLRS flight range? Here's something.
    2. Smirnov Sergey Offline Smirnov Sergey
      Smirnov Sergey (Smirnov Sergey) 20 December 2022 13: 01
      Everyone sees everything. A swarm of different missiles is simply created, the cheaper ones fly first, the more expensive ones last, so that by their arrival either the BC is used up, or these air defense systems are suppressed.
    3. strahoffven Offline strahoffven
      strahoffven (Benjamin) 21 December 2022 13: 34
      Anti-missiles are guided by the infrared (thermal) trace of the target and not by size. So snags can be of any size, as long as they emit enough heat commensurate with the real purpose. Something like this.
  2. KLV Offline KLV
    KLV (Konstantin) 19 December 2022 20: 00
    Who is the author of this material?
    Did you understand what you wrote???
  4. In passing Online In passing
    In passing (Galina Rožkova) 19 December 2022 23: 32
    USE in journalism?
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  6. Indifferent Offline Indifferent
    Indifferent 20 December 2022 00: 15
    It would not hurt the author to get off the couch to look at the "Corners" that Azerbaijan used. There is no ejection seat. The pilot leaves the plane by falling out of the cockpit!
  7. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 20 December 2022 00: 31
    Putin, it's time to end hard with ukroreikh and his Western accomplices. How long??
  8. Denis Z Offline Denis Z
    Denis Z (Denis Z) 20 December 2022 00: 33
    There are training adjutants, they imitate cruise missiles. Simple and cheap. Or do they exist only for exhibitions?
  9. An K-s Offline An K-s
    An K-s (An K-s) 20 December 2022 11: 55
    Ha ha, I thought this technique was part of military science, but it turned out to be just a trick. Where do the writers get you from?
  10. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 20 December 2022 13: 05
    But can you be more specific, what kind of iksperdy?
  11. Vasya 225 Offline Vasya 225
    Vasya 225 (Vyacheslav) 20 December 2022 17: 19
    Something seems to me that expired S300 anti-aircraft missiles were used as LCs. Without warheads - UA regret.
  12. wladimirjankov Offline wladimirjankov
    wladimirjankov (Vladimir Yankov) 20 December 2022 19: 21
    Is it a tactical trick to use Geranium drones or KR x-55 without warheads as "tricks"? If this is true, then it's just stupidity. I understand to use training targets for this, of which we have plenty, this is fully justified. Although they can also be stuffed with explosives. The Nazis, on the other hand, use the old TU-141 UAVs as kamikaze drones, and not without success. They flew to Saratov and Ryazan without hindrance. Launching the KR X-55 without warheads is the height of waste. This is an expensive strategic CR, albeit an old one and with a circular deviation greater than that of x-555 or x-101, but using them empty without warheads, as false targets, does not fit into any gates. They can still be useful to us for their direct purpose. Yes, and fill them with a simple half-ton land mine and make it more precise, what is not a lifting task for our military-industrial complex?
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  13. Sergei N Offline Sergei N
    Sergei N (Sergey N) 21 December 2022 13: 51
    It is quite possible that UMTK 9F6021 "Adjutant" was used as "decoys".