VladimirSahin wrote:That is embarrassing as hell, imagine that happening in a NATO army.
I dont see what is "embarrasing" there , Helicopter was damaged and crew rescue. In wars it happens that your helicopters sooner or later are going to be targeted by sneaking terrorist.
NATO have even lost up to 2 apaches helicopters in IRAQ in the same week ,to enemy fire and few dozens of them during the war. Difference is Russia did not hide their losses and NATO does.
Israel always claim "Technical problems" whenever Hezbolah or Syrian army shot down their F-16 planes. In Vietnam US lost a thousand of helicopters to Vietcong air defenses. .. So is a war zone ,what did you expect? They managed to get the crew alive and the helicopter was taken by down
by regular artillery fire ,no biggie , just terrorist luck of being in the right place at the right time.