The new Russian anti-tank missile system Kornet suitable for any vehicle – Military and Defense


MOSCOW, December 1. / TASS /. High Precision Weapons Company (part of state-owned technology company Rostec) has adapted the Kornet-EM anti-tank missile system to any chassis, the company’s deputy general manager Sergey Mikhailov said on Wednesday. , at TASS during the EDEX 2021 international defense exhibition in Egypt.

“You can say that the Kornet-EM has become a universal anti-tank missile system: it has been adapted for any tracked or wheeled chassis with the corresponding lifting capacity. Therefore, it can fully meet the requirements of anti-tank weapons. said the deputy general manager.

In its base modification, the Kornet-EM is mounted on two telescopic masts which each carry four missiles, he said.

“The Kornet-EM has a flexible structure and can be mounted on one or two masts. In fact, any current vehicle can transport the Kornet: the inclusion of the weapon in a military unit increases the capabilities of the unit to strike all types of targets with great precision, “said Mikhailov.

In addition, the Kornet-EM anti-tank missile system supplied in its automated launcher configuration stands out for its high precision, he added.

The Kornet-EM anti-tank missile system is designed to strike tanks and other armored targets, including vehicles equipped with reactive armor. The missile is directed by a laser beam. The firing range of the Kornet-EM anti-tank missile system has been extended to 8 km while its previous versions have an engagement range of 5.5 km.

The director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Dmitry Shugayev, told TASS at the Army 2021 international arms fair on August 23 that Russia has received several inquiries regarding the potential delivery of self-propelled Kornet-EM systems based on Tigr armored vehicles (produced by the Russian Military Industrial Company) to foreign customers.


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