9M133M Kornet-M

The 9M133M Kornet-M[2] (also known by the export designation 9M133 Kornet-EM)[3][1] Russian anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) is an improved version of the 9M133 Kornet ATGM, with increased range, fire-and-forget capability, and an improved warhead.

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)
Length1210 mm
Warhead1,300 mm RHA after ERA, Thermobaric
Warhead weightThermobaric: 7-10 kg equivalent of TNT[1]
Detonation
mechanism
Impact fuze

Operational
range
  • 8,000m (anti-tank warhead)
  • 10,000m (thermobaric warhead)
Speed300 m/s
Launch
platform
Kornet-D

Kornet-EM missiles are chiefly used on the Kornet-D system.[3][1] Kornet-M missiles are also compatible with standard Kornet man-portable tripod launchers.

Design

Introduced in 2012, it is equipped with an automatic target tracker, which essentially turns it into a "fire and forget" missile. The automatic target tracker also makes it jamming-resistant. The “fire and forget” capability 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.[4] The system's use of an autotracker can make it more effective against low-flying aerial threats like helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).[5][6] Like the Kornet, the Kornet-M is designed to defeat vehicles with explosive reactive armor via a tandem-warhead. There’s also Kornet-M variants equipped with thermobaric warheads.

Users

References

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