9M133M Kornet-M
Kornet-EM missiles on a Kornet-D.
TypeAnti-tank missile
Place of originRussia
Service history
In service2015–present
Used bySee Users
Production history
Designed2011
ManufacturerKBP Instrument Design Bureau
Produced2012
No. builtUnknown
Specifications
Mass31 kg (with launch tube)
Length1,210 mm
WarheadTandem-HEAT, thermobaric
Warhead weightThermobaric: 7–10 kg equivalent of TNT[1]
Detonation
mechanism
Impact fuze
Blast yield1,300 mm RHA after ERA

Operational
range
  • 8,000 m (anti-tank warhead)
  • 10,000 m (thermobaric warhead)
Maximum speed 300 m/s
Launch
platform
Kornet-D, T-15 Armata, Raptor-class patrol boat

The 9M133M Kornet-M[2] (also known by the export designation 9M133 Kornet-EM)[1] Russian anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) is an improved version of the 9M133 Kornet ATGM, with increased range and an improved warhead.

Kornet-EM missiles are chiefly used on the Kornet-D system.[1] Kornet-M missiles are also compatible with standard Kornet man-portable tripod launchers.[citation needed]

Design

Introduced in 2012, its vehicle mounted version is equipped with an automatic target tracker. Instead of manually placing the crosshairs on target throughout the missiles flight, the operator designates a target once and the computer tracks the target as the missile travels towards it. The beam riding system also allows a vehicle equipped with twin launchers to attack two different targets at once, increasing its rate of fire, decreases the number of vehicles needed for a mission, and can defeat vehicles equipped with an active protection system through salvo fire at one target.[3] The system's use of an autotracker can make it more effective against low-flying aerial threats like helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).[4][5] Like the Kornet, the Kornet-M is designed to defeat vehicles with explosive reactive armor via a tandem-warhead. There are also Kornet-M variants equipped with thermobaric warheads. Russia has developed a new X-UAV guided aircraft missile.[6][7]

Users

References

  1. ^ a b c "Kornet-EM Anti-Tank Guided Missile System". www.army-technology.com. Army Technology.
  2. ^ "Комплекс Корнет-Д / Корнет-ЭМ". Сайт militaryrussia.ru. Archived from the original on 2012-04-01. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  3. ^ The new anti-tank guided missile Kornet-EM is presented at Moscow air Show MAKS-2011 - Armyrecognition.com, 17 August 2011
  4. ^ Russian Ministry of Defense to finalize the tests of Kornet-EM anti-tank guided missile - Armyrecognition.com, 8 October 2016
  5. ^ "Russian armed forces to receive Kornet-M and 9K115 Metis-M1 anti-tank-guided missiles TASS 12605161". www.armyrecognition.com. weapons defence industry military technology UK.
  6. ^ "ЦАМТО / / В России разработали новую управляемую авиационную ракету Х-БПЛА". armstrade.org.
  7. ^ "Russia tests Orion UCAV in air-to-air role". Janes.com.
  8. ^ "Russia's anti-tank missile system gets 'top attack' capability similar to US Javelin". TASS.
  9. ^ "Bahrain becomes launch customer for Russian Kornet-EM system". Jane's 360.
  10. ^ Martin, Guy (16 November 2016). "Algerian Su-30MKA and Kornet deliveries moving forward - defenceWeb". www.defenceweb.co.za.
  11. ^ "Saudi Arabia and Russia sign S-400 MOU - Jane's 360". www.janes.com. Archived from the original on 2018-09-25. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  12. ^ "Иран скопировал новейшую российскую ракету". 4 December 2016.
  13. ^ "Srbija obnavlja nabavku naoružanja iz Rusije". Radio Slobodna Evropa.