Inflatable military decoys, including Himars rocket launchers and Abrams tanks, have skyrocketed production at a Czech company since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began a year ago. The company Inflatech, based in the town of Decin in the north of the Czech Republic, already manufactures more than 30 types of inflatable dummy weapons used to deceive the enemy. Its officials refuse to explicitly confirm that they sell these weapons to Ukraine, citing military secrecy, but they have admitted that production has jumped 100% in the last 12 months – since the start of the Russian invasion. .
“We sell to many governments around the world, not only in Europe, but also in other countries, other regions”, Poven Kumaresan, director of sales and marketing at Inflatech, told reporters. He added that about 30 employees of his company produced between 30 and 40 lures per month.