Espreso. Global

Russian forces employ cloaking techniques to evade Ukrainian strikes, says UK intelligence

20 March, 2024 Wednesday
14:46

Russian military units are adopting cloaking methods for their ships and aircraft to minimize losses from Ukrainian army strikes, according to UK intelligence sources

client/title.list_title

The UK Ministry of Defense released this information in a report.

The report highlighted the significant attention that Russian military doctrine devotes to camouflage and deception tactics to enhance force survivability and obscure operational intentions. The initial stages of Russia's invasion revealed shortcomings in its effective use of camouflage.

According to the report, the Russian Armed Forces are likely intensifying efforts to develop and enhance cloaking techniques to mitigate the substantial losses suffered by the Black Sea Fleet and Air and Space Forces over the past two years.

In Russian air bases, camouflage measures include aircraft mock-ups and tire installations on aircraft wings. Additionally, glider silhouettes are painted on nine Russian airbases. The Black Sea Fleet's ships are painted black on the bow and stern to reduce visibility and create the illusion of smaller warships.

However, despite these concealment efforts, Russian aircraft remain susceptible to conventional air defense measures, and Russian ships operating in the Black Sea are still vulnerable. British intelligence emphasizes that the use of cloaking techniques is unlikely to significantly reduce casualties.

  • During the night of Tuesday, March 5, Ukrainian forces, aided by naval drones, targeted and destroyed the Russian Navy patrol ship Sergei Kotov in the temporarily occupied Crimea, resulting in casualties among the crew.
     
Tags:
Read also:
  • News
2024, Friday
12 July
15:13
Ukraine's Prosecutor General urges ICC action against Russia for Okhmatdyt attack
14:55
Russian shelling destroys nearly 4 hectares of wheat field in Zaporizhzhia region
14:30
Danish Prime Minister addresses Ukraine's potential to strike Russian territory with F-16
14:00
OPINION
Ukraine is NATO's Achilles' heel
13:47
Exclusive
Russia is running out of mechanized resources - Information Resistance group
13:20
Exclusive
"Star attack" method: military expert explains Russia's tactics used in massive attack on Okhmatdyt
13:01
Updated
Zelenskyy holds meetings during NATO summit in Washington: details
12:45
Review
Interim NATO summit results and tech innovations in 3rd Brigade combating Russian UAVs. Serhiy Zgurets' column
12:15
Australia pledges largest military aid package of $250 million to Ukraine since war's start
11:58
Australian military officer and husband arrested on suspicion of spying for Russia
11:35
Hungary's Orban meets with Trump, discusses war in Ukraine as "peace mission"
11:16
7-year-old boy dies in Kyiv after being in Okhmatdyt hospital during Russian attack
10:57
Stories of prisoners under Russian occupation: documentary film Bring Me Home presented in Kyiv
10:43
How European media spread Russia fakes about Okhmatdyt Kyiv children’s hospital attack
10:13
Russia loses 1,030 soldiers, 48 artillery systems, 9 tanks in one day of war in Ukraine
09:53
Ukraine Compact signed at NATO summit: details
09:35
UN General Assembly adopts resolution on security of Ukraine's nuclear facilities
2024, Thursday
11 July
22:50
Review
Victorious news of 869th day of war: Ukraine's special forces destroy 11 Russian ammunition depots, Ukrainian army to get 18 Bohdana howitzers
22:31
Interview
Europe struggles even more than Ukraine in dealing with Russian disinfo. Interview with Anna Melenchuk
22:09
Exclusive
Russia digs up coffins of fallen Ukrainian soldiers from graves - Kherson City Council member
21:41
Russia plotted to assassinate Rheinmetall CEO supplying Ukraine with weapons: US, Germany foil plan
21:27
62 firefights occur at front, Russian army most active in Pokrovsk sector - Ukraine's General Staff
21:09
Hungary opposes NATO becoming an "anti-China" bloc - minister Szijjártó
20:58
Russian pilot hands over data of 30 bomber division commanders to Ukraine after Okhmatdyt strike - media
20:39
Ukraine, Romania sign security agreement
20:20
Exclusive
F-16s from Denmark, Netherlands may arrive in Ukraine by summer end - Defense Express
20:04
EU confirms Orban's talks with Putin violate bloc's treaties - media
19:58
Exclusive
Swedish Gripen aircraft in Ukraine could outperform F-16 - aviation expert
19:40
Russia to enshrine compulsory propaganda among children in Kherson region’s occupied part
19:18
Norway to allocate $92.7 million to strengthen air defence for Ukraine
19:10
Exclusive
Russia plans attacks on hospitals in Luhansk, Belgorod regions, aiming to blame Ukraine - military expert Sniehyriov
18:57
Ukraine can win, but we need more weapons - Ukrainian Defence Minister Umerov
18:40
OPINION
NATO Summit: This is not invitation to Ukraine, but to Russia to become partner
18:17
Sweden joins drone coalition for Ukraine
18:00
44 people killed, 196 injured in Russia's July 8 attack on Ukraine - State Emergency Service
17:42
NATO calls China "decisive enabler" in Russia's war on Ukraine. Beijing reacts
17:26
SBU, police detain FSB agent posing as courier in Chernivtsi region
17:04
Denmark joins drone coalition
16:46
Over 23,000 men enter Moldova illegally since start of full-scale war in Ukraine
16:28
Child killers inscription projected on Russia's embassy in Washington, DC
More news