This would explain the limited air operations of Russia.
Mach 3.5 man portable missile, which cannot be defeated with countermeasures. No cooldown time. Laser guided, with 3 penetrator warheads that spin in a 1.5 meter circle.
Devastating! Basically a Man-portable No Fly Zone.
Supposedly, this Russian helicopter was hit with a Star Streak.
Stunning video footage shows the moment of the downing of a Russian MI-28 Havoc helicopter after a direct Ukrainian MANPADS missile hit blew off the tail of the helicopter causing it to crash to the ground.
A witness filmed the Russian MI-28 conducting an airstrike on Ukrainian positions just moments before the Ukrainain anti-air missile hit the helicopter.
The event occured in the in Luhansk Oblast and gained attention on the 1st of April 2022.
Since the beginning of the war Russia already lost or abandoned about 38 helicopters. April 1st 2022
Starstreak Missiles and MANPADS: How to Win the Air War in Ukraine? –
Starstreak is a British short-range man-portable air-defence system (MANPADS) manufactured by Thales Air Defence (formerly Shorts Missile Systems), in Belfast. It is also known as Starstreak HVM (High Velocity Missile). After launch, the missile accelerates to more than Mach 4, making it the fastest short-range surface-to-air missile in existence. It then launches three laser beam-riding submunitions, increasing the likelihood of a successful hit on the target. Starstreak has been in service with the British Army since 1997. In 2012, Thales rebranded the system under the ForceSHIELD banner.