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Putin Embarrassed by Own Military, Blunder Exposes Decoy Fighter Jets

Russian helicopters have inadvertently exposed decoy fighter jets placed on airfields in a tactical blunder.

This was a major blow to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to conceal military assets.

The Russians were using painted “silhouettes” of aircraft and other vehicles on airfields.

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These decoys are intended to mislead enemy forces into targeting the false images instead of the real equipment.

As part of this tactic, outlines of Su-30 jets had been painted onto the tarmac of air bases.

However, the landing of helicopters directly on these painted silhouettes has revealed their artificial nature.

Moreover, it has also contradicted the intended effect of the ruse.

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The U.K. Ministry of Defence exposed the presence of such decoys at Kirovskoe Airfield in occupied Crimea. 

Such strategies have been observed at over a dozen Russian air bases.

This indicates that there is widespread Russian concern over potential Ukrainian strikes and doubts about their defensive capabilities.

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However, Russian helicopters landing frequently on these paintings compromised the deception.

It also inadvertently discloses the actual military capabilities present at these sites.

Ukraine’s efforts have recently extended as deep as 800 miles into Russian territory.

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Despite these challenges, reports have surfaced of Russian forces neutralizing U.S.-manufactured Patriot air defense systems.

Russians have also been attacking the Ukrainian energy infrastructure and gaining territory in the eastern Donetsk province.

Both Ukraine and its western allies, as well as Russia, are leveraging such tactics to sway the war’s trajectory.

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