This is coolbert:
From the BMEWS Internet web site and thanks to same.
BMEWS = Barking Moonbat Early Warning System.
"Gosh, Iskander Ballistic Missile System has built in defensive decoys."
"Woulda thunk it? The thing was built as a tactical nuke delivery system after all. [ /sarc ]"
"Russian Ground Forces Iskander-M short-range ballistic missiles, known in the West as SS-26 Stone, have been using an apparently previously unseen decoy, in an effort to spoof Ukrainian air defenses as heavy fighting continues in the wake of the Russian invasion that began late last month. Penetration aids, or PENAIDs, of a broadly similar kind, have previously been associated with much longer-range strategic missile systems, namely intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). However, these decoy munitions now point to Russian efforts to ensure that its short-range battlefield ballistic missiles, too, are better able to defeat increasingly sophisticated anti-ballistic missile (ABM) defenses. What’s especially surprising is that Russia has now revealed this potentially significant aspect of the Iskander-M, one that it had previously managed to keep under wraps, at least from the general public, during the conflict in Ukraine where it isn’t likely even needed."
NOT EVEN NEEDED BUT IT BEING USED? SECRETS REVEALED!
"So the missile has anti-missile protection built right in. Not anti-missile missiles though. Just some little droppers that can fool infrared tracking and electronic tracking. With a lighter than maximum payload the Iskander has 50% longer range than suspected, and each one can carry half a dozen of these decoys."
With decoys the Iskander able [?] to defeat anti-ballistic missile systems such as the Patriot? NOT passive decoy either. An active decoy!
Capability of Iskander formidible. Range up to three-hundred miles, accurary anywhere from, five to seven meters [about eighteen feet!]. Can carry a variety of warheads, improved-conventional AND atomic.