Russia is painting dark stripes on its warships to make them look smaller and confuse Ukrainian drones, says expert

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Sidharth Kaushal, a research fellow in sea power at London's Royal United Services Institute, told Insider that the reported attempt at camouflage would be "entirely consistent with the sort of things the state would do to mitigate an uncrewed surface vessel threat." And he described how the operator of an uncrewed surface vessel (USV, or maritime drone) could be deceived by it.