Footage appeared of the Ka-52 leaving the MANPADS missile thanks to the airborne defense complex

In the course of the Russian special operation on the territory of Ukraine, interesting videos periodically appear on the Web that document this or that event. For example, footage of the elegant departure of the Russian Ka-52 Alligator reconnaissance and attack helicopter from a missile fired from a MANPADS has been published.

The video, made from surveillance footage of the rotorcraft itself, shows how it moves through the air during the course of the mission, episodically shooting off heat traps. At one point, in the immediate vicinity of the Alligator, an enemy missile passes by.

This indicates that the departure of the Ka-52 from the MANPADS ammunition became possible due to the high-quality work of the airborne defense system L-370 Vitebsk (President-S - "President-S" for export deliveries). It is designed to warn the crew about radar and laser impact, the facts of launching guided missiles at it, as well as to counter missiles with radar and infrared homing heads aimed at it. The complex itself detects the launch of enemy ammunition and activates the use of passive interference and active protection, which leads to disruption of the missile seeker and their escape to false targets. This is what was shown in the video.

According to available data, helicopters of the Russian army aviation sometimes reflect up to 5 launches of MANPADS missiles from the Armed Forces of Ukraine per flight. This suggests that what is seen in the video is commonplace for helicopter pilots who encounter similar things on every mission.
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  1. Neville Stator Offline Neville Stator
    Neville Stator (Neville Stator) 30 June 2022 15: 41
    Great helicopter, gives excellent performance.
  2. Avedi Offline Avedi
    Avedi (Ankh) 1 July 2022 12: 17
    incredible cool
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 1 July 2022 14: 41
    In the video, a rocket first passed by, and only then the helicopter began to roar and shoot mass traps.

    alive and wonderful.
  4. akm8226 Offline akm8226
    akm8226 1 July 2022 17: 17
    Gone nowhere. Bravo!! Bravo pilots!
  5. Sergei N Offline Sergei N
    Sergei N (Sergey N) 9 July 2022 17: 44
    This time the L-370 "Vitebsk" saved the helicopter and the pilots. But how many cases have there been when a missile fired from a MANPADS shot down a helicopter!
    We need to put anti-missiles on our helicopters! Like the Israeli Stunner in the air-to-air variant. Apparently, it is the most effective air-to-air missile in existence, capable of hitting enemy air-to-air missiles and anti-aircraft guided missiles.