With the help of the air defense system, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are forcing Russian pilots to fly at low altitudes, where Ukrainian trees are already entering.
The Ka-52 helicopter could not miss the tree, which damaged the launcher and onboard defense system. This is a fairly common incident when aircraft fly at dangerously low altitudes.
Flying not over the cuckoo’s nest, but over an ordinary tree, the helicopter damaged the B-8V20A unit and the L-370V52 ‘Vitebsk’ defense complex. The launcher is used to launch 80 mm unguided missiles, while the complex provides protection against anti-aircraft missiles. To do this, it has infrared and/or radar guidance heads.
The manufacturer claims that the L-370V52 ‘Vitebsk’ is able to track launches and divert missiles from a helicopter (or aircraft). It consists of blocks that are installed inside the fuselage and outside on the body of the aircraft.