This is coolbert:
“All warfare is based on deception." - Sun Tzu.
Deception is an aspect of warfare but only an element included in all war-making planes. That much I would agree with. "War is too complex a human endeavor to be explained by simple aphorisms."
The Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2022 | John Hudson the tip from Freeper.
"Ukraine may be outgunned but in the latest sign it is not yet outfoxed, a fleet of decoys resembling advanced U.S. rocket systems has tricked Russian forces into wasting expensive long-range cruise missiles on dummy targets, according to interviews with senior U.S. and Ukrainian officials and photographs of the replicas reviewed by The Washington Post. The Ukrainian decoys are made out of wood but can be indistinguishable from an artillery battery [rocket] through the lens of Russian drones, which transmit their locations to naval cruise missile carriers in the Black Sea."
RUSSIAN WARSHIPS RECEIVING TARGETING DATA THE LOCATION THE PURPORTED LOCATION THE HIMARS FIRING BATTERIES EXPENDING VALUABLE KALIBR MISSILES NOT SO EASILY REPLACED!
I have seen an image of an inflatable HIMARS decoy unit and it does look real. But that is not what we are talking about here. The Ukrainian seem to have created a WOODEN mock-up of HIMARS that under camouflage netting does fool Russian reconnaissance drones.