The 9M133M Kornet-M (also known by the export designation 9M133 Kornet-EM) 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.
Kornet-EM missiles on a Kornet-D.
|Place of origin||Russia|
|Used by||See Users|
|Manufacturer||KBP Instrument Design Bureau|
|Mass||31 kg (with launch tube)|
|Warhead||1,300 mm RHA after ERA, Thermobaric|
|Warhead weight||Thermobaric: 7-10 kg equivalent of TNT|
Kornet-EM missiles are chiefly used on the Kornet-D system. Kornet-M missiles are also compatible with standard Kornet man-portable tripod launchers.
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. The system's use of an autotracker can make it more effective against low-flying aerial threats like helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). 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.
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