The crew of one of the Ka-52 attack helicopters of the Russian Aerospace Forces in the NVO zone, using the Vitebsk protective unit, repelled 18 anti-aircraft missiles, thus setting a kind of record, a competent source told RIA Novosti reporters.
“To date, the record for missiles of portable anti-aircraft missile systems reflected in a flight is 18 things", — said the source of the agency.
In addition, he emphasized, that the rotorcraft returned to the base airfield without damage. It is for this that combat pilots have great respect for the defensive system "Vitebsk", affectionately calling her "the eggs of life".
Summarizing, agency source said, that the outer part of the complex, protruding from the body of a helicopter, looks like bird eggs. Moreover, they regularly save the lives of pilots of the Russian Aerospace Forces, aircraft which artillery and air defense units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine constantly fire from MANPADS.
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