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The Russian military is all pumped up.

No, not that kind of pumped up.

The weird kind where you — a large nation — spend sacks and sacks of rubles on inflatable balloon military vehicles, artillery and aircraft to fool your enemies’ spy satellites and protect your strategic installations that are real … and not overpriced, oversized blow-up toys.

Russian manufacturer Rusbal, the manufacturer of the inflatables, claims that they even throw off thermal and infra-red surveillance technology.

See more bizarre examples below:

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The Telegraph

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