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Who is the Kornet Russian anti-tank missile

 Who is the Kornet Russian anti-tank missile





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is a Russian anti-tank missile . The missile carries the designation GRAU 9M133 and the NATO code AT-14 Spriggan .

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9M133 Cornet
9M133 Cornet
9M133 Cornet.
Presentation
Missile typeMissile anti-char
BuilderKPB Instrument Design Bureau - RussiaFlag of Russia
Development1988-1998
StatusOperational
Features
Launch mass27 kg (29 kg with launch tube) -

63.7 kg (weight with its launch system and tripod)

Length120 cm
Diameter15.2 cm
Vitesse200 m/s
Scope- Cornet: 100 - 5500 m

- Kornet EM : 8000 m (AT) - 10000 m (HE)

Charge utile4.6 kg HEAT
guidanceLaser - Semi-automatic line-of-sight control

Operators

Current operators

Flag of Algeria Algeria  : Installed on modernized versions of the Algerian AML-90

flag of saudi arabia Saudi Arabia  : production under license


flag of iran Iran : production sous licence

Flag of Jordan Jordan  : license production agreement in 2021

Flag of Peru Peru  : Among others aboardconverted AMX-13s

Additional information

Kornet-D
The Kornet-D is an anti-tank guided missile system designed for integration on light armored vehicles like the Tigr . Unveiled on May 9, 2015 during the Victory Day Parade .

The system is equipped with 2 quadruple launchers containing a total of 16 Kornet-EM (8 in reserve). In travel mode, the system is kept inside the vehicle, but can be deployed on the roof in seconds. Capable of engaging two targets simultaneously and firing 2 missiles in less than a second. It is also equipped with an automatic tracking system, that is to say that it will track and guide each missile towards its designated target without the help of an operator 8 , 9 .

Kornet-D on GAZ 2330 Tigr
It has been staffed in the Russian Army since 2016.

Usage
During the 2003 invasion of Iraq , Kornets were used by Iraqi special forces against US armored vehicles, with two Abrams tanks and one Bradley armored vehicle claimed , in the first week of the 10,11 war .

During the 2006 war in Lebanon , Hezbollah used Kornets, presumably delivered by Syria, against the Israeli army. Up to 4 Merkava tanks were reportedly destroyed using these missiles 12 , 13 , 14 .


By a Russian airborne troop during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine .
The first seizures of Kornet by Israeli forces took place in the village of Ghandouriyeh. The recipient of the missiles was indicated on their box: Ministry of Defense of Syria. Israel then sends representatives to Russia to show that the weapons were supplied to Hezbollah by Syria 15 . The Russian authorities begin by denying the use of Kornet against the Israeli forces 16 , 17 , then the Russian government claims to impose greater control on its arms exports 18 . theDecember 6, 2010, a Kornet was fired from the Gaza Strip at a Merkava III tank , penetrating armor but causing no casualties .

During the 2014 Gaza War , most of the missiles foiled by the "  Trophy  " system were of the Kornet 20 type .

During the 2014 Donbass War , several Kornets were reportedly used by troops of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics against Ukrainian forces .

The Kornet is used by the various belligerents during the Russian-Ukrainian war of 2022 , a reporter from the CNN channel was able to film the Russian VDVs during the battle at Hostomell airport using a Kornet.


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