decoy target

decoy target

[′dē‚kȯi ‚tär·gət]
(ordnance)
A device assembled from prefabricated materials, designed to simulate miscellaneous types of field equipment.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Andrew used his aircraft as a decoy target, trying to divert deadly Exocet missiles away from British ships.
Andrew was 22 when he took part in helicopter missions, acting as a decoy target, trying to divert deadly Exocet missiles from British ships.
Andrew flew his helicopter as a decoy target, trying to divert deadly Exocet missiles away from British ships.
Honeypots are real hosts that are passively made visible to hackers in the hope that they will offer an attractive decoy target. In contrast, this technology proactively directs hackers to virtual decoy targets by intentionally feeding them false information.
Like GEN-X, AAED is intended to deceive monopulse radars by providing a decoy target to attract incoming missiles.
"The decoy targets the proliferation of smooth muscle cells without affecting regrowth of endothelium.