Construction Engineer Unit in Bivouac Area.
DUMMY POSITIONS, EQUIPMENT, AND DECOYS
1. Camouflage is a technique of hiding from view which is physically
present; deception is the technique of making what is physically present
appear to be something different. This can be achieved by the use of dummy
or decoy equipment.
2. Be suspicious of everything on the image that does not have an
The lack of activity could indicate a dummy position; for
example, tracked or wheeled vehicles that give no apparent indication of how
they got where they are.
If they are in the middle of a field with no
tracks leading up to them, they are probably decoys. However, there may be
tracks surrounding the decoys, which could be caused by vehicles used in
setting up the decoys. If an IA analyzing a series of missile sites noticed
one particular site has no missile transporter vehicles and a lack of track
activity around it, the IA should analyze this particular site as a dummy