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
ManufacturerKBP Instrument Design Bureau
No. builtUnknown
Mass31 kg (with launch tube)
Length1,210 mm
WarheadTandem-HEAT, thermobaric
Warhead weightThermobaric: 7–10 kg equivalent of TNT[1]
Impact fuze
Blast yield1,300 mm RHA after ERA

  • 8,000 m (anti-tank warhead)
  • 10,000 m (thermobaric warhead)
Maximum speed 300 m/s
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]


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]



  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.