According to Daily Mail, Russian state TV station Zvezda reported on the Russian military's ruse of showing images of fake military equipment. Inflatable war tanks, jets, missile launchers, and even an inflatable airbase were assembled as a deterrent to the escalation between Russia, Ukraine, and its allies, NATO and the United States.
The defense ministry displayed Helium-filled tanks, fighter jets, missile systems, and transport trucks during military exercises in which the decoys were deployed to fool enemy drones and satellites.
According to the Daily Mail, this tactic was used by Winston Churchill. He set up a dummy base full of tanks in southeast England before D-Day to fool the Nazis into believing that the Allies were planning a second invasion after the Normandy landings.