Kornet-D

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Kornet-D is a Russian ATGM platform based on the GAZ-2975. It employs 9M133M Kornet-M missiles in both Tandem-HEAT or thermobaric warhead variants.

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Kornet-D/EM
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Kornet-EM
Type Armoured fighting vehicle
Place of originRussia
Service history
In service2015
Used bysee Current operators
Specifications
Length4.61 meters
Crew2

Main
armament
8 × 9M133 Kornet-EM anti-tank guided missiles
EngineGAZ-562 or Cummins В180 or Cummins В215
197–215 hp
Suspension4×4
Operational
range
1,000 km (620 mi)
Maximum speed 140 km/h (87 mph) on road
80 km/h (50 mph) off-road

It is capable of launching a salvo of two missiles less than a second apart, either at a single target or at two different targets simultaneously. The two-missile salvo is intended to either defeat active protection systems or to ensure a single tank's destruction in the absence of an active protection system. The Kornet-D is capable of a “fire-and-forget” capability through the automatic tracking system, which tracks and guides each missile to their assigned targets without an operator's aid. The operator may switch targets or override missile guidance during the missile's flight.

Armament

The main and only armament on the Kornet-D are two 9M133M Kornet-EM quad-launchers. The launchers are both equipped with automatic tracking systems that guides each launcher's missile to the target. The Kornet-D carries 16 missiles total, with 8 in reserve. The missiles have a range of 8,000 meters with the standard Tandem-HEAT warhead, and 10,000 meters with the thermobaric warhead-equipped variants. The standard variant of the Kornet-EM can penetrate 1,300 mm of RHA after ERA.

The system can be controlled remotely at a distance of 50 meters. [1]

Current operators

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