I play using the su-25k, and when I do cas I use flairs reinforced, yet even in a front aspect shot I cannot flair any ground IR missiles I even turn off my engine when I dive but sometimes that still doesnt work. And yes I move away from the flairs. Why are they so busted?
Because the ground also can’t flare away rockets
It’s called balance
Not to mention a su25 can sometimes eat a few stinger’s meanwhile a single Rocket (of the big Black)in close proximity is a dead sentence
Stingers are designed to not give a damn about flares