At least three Russian Ka-52 Hokum-B attack helicopters were shot down, Ukraine’s Command of Air Force announced
“On August 15, in Donetsk region, around 8:00 a.m., a unit of the Air Force’s anti-aircraft missile forces shot down another Ka-52 helicopter of the Russian occupation forces,” the command said on Facebook.
The post said it is the third Russian Ka-52 helicopter downed by the Ukrainian Defense Forces in two days.
The team of researchers at the Oryx blog, which counts Russian military equipment losses in Ukraine, stated that Russian Forces have lost at least 15 modern Ka-52 attack helicopters since the invasion began on February 24.
Russian arms export agency Rosoboronexport said that Ka-52 is a highly-maneuverable helicopter armed with a powerful armament complex and is capable to execute any combat task with high efficiency.
“Ka-52 has a high combat survivability and combat power, it can be operated round-the-clock, it has a wide range of aerial weapons and high It is the only helicopter in the world that is equipped with the Ejection & Shock absorbing System,” Rosoboronexport said on its website.
The Ukrainian Forces also released footage of what it said was the aftermath of its Soldiers shooting down a Russian helicopter.