Russia develop new anti-tank missile to replace Kornet

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Russia develop new anti-tank missile to replace Kornet
Russia develop new anti-tank missile to replace Kornet

Although Russian Army have just deploy 9M133 Kornet anti-tank missile in 1998, its proved not to be very successful and Russia is planning to develop new missile for use against main battle tanks

The Kornet missile is a mobile anti-tank missile system, infantry soldiers can carry or attach to pickups, armored vehicles, …. and use against enemy tanks in distances. Maximum up to 5,000m. The Kornet is among the most capable Russian ATGMs. It is not intended to fully replace previous systems, due to its high cost. The Kornet comes in variants with thermobaric warheads for use against soft targets. It was further developed into the 9M133 Kornet-EM, which boasts increased range, fire-and-forget capability, and an improved warhead

At the Army-2018 show, the Russian company Vysokotochnye Kompleksy has announced that it is developing a new generation of missile replacements for the 9M133 Kornet anti-tank missile and that the new missile has tremendous strength and can destroy it. All new tanks include the German Leopard tanks, Merkava of Israel, …

Russia rushes to develop new anti-tank missiles, which could stem from the cause by the end of 2016, terrorists IS published a video recorded using Russian-made Kornet missiles against the tanks. Sabra and Turkish Cobra armored vehicle near the Syrian town of Al-Bab. However, after being hit, the tanks are blown up or destroyed but only stop running and then the crew can escape safely. This is the second time since April 2016, Russian-made Kornet anti-tank missiles hit Turkey, but were unable to destroy tanks.

At the end of April, the Turkish media reported that the Sabra tank, after being attacked by Russian 9M133 Kornet missile, the tank was hit only slightly, The crew was safe even though the tank was attacked almost directly into the turret.

Probably after the Kornet missile was no longer effective with modern tanks, Russian Army quickly researched and developed a new anti-tank missile to replace the Kornet.

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