Military/Intelligence Bulletin 04/2016 – Russian Kornet-D SPATGMs on order.
The Russian military has ordered 92 x 9P163-3 Kornet-D, AT-14 Spriggen, a self propelled anti-tank guided missile (SPATGM) system carried on a Gaz-2975 Tigr chassis.
The 4 x 4 Tigr, powered by a Cummins engine, has a top speed of around 130+km per hour.
First delivered to the Russian Army in 2006, the Gaz Tigr is a multipurpose, all-terrain infantry mobility vehicle manufactured by Gaz.
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There are a number of variants, some used for Internal security, a command variant, an anti-aircraft command module along with various export models.
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Now, the Russian military has ordered 92 of this latest SPATGM variant. 2015, saw the manufacture of the Tigr-M armoured hull. This two-door Tigr-M chassis is used only for the Kornet-D SPATGM system.
9M133 Korne, anti-tank guided missile system.
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There are believed to be two versions of the Kornet-D, which will replace the ageing AT-5 (konkurs) and AT-6 Fagot). It made its debut appearance at the 9 May 2015 Victory Day Parade in Moscow.
The Kornet system has two masts, each carrying four 9M133M-3 Kornet missiles and a guidance and sighting unit. This allows for two targets to be engaged at the same time. The masts are fully retractable.
Its range is up to 8,000 metres and the twin warhead can penetrate 1,300mm of rolled homogenous armour behind explosive reactive armour. It is potentially the best in its class.
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