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Russian Kornet anti-tank missile system entered service with Special Forces of Serbia

According to information released by the Serbian Ministry of Defense on January 3, 2022, the Russian-made Kornet anti-tank guided missile has entered into service the 72nd Special Operations Brigade’s reconnaissance and counter-terrorism units of the Serbian armed forces.
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The 72nd Special Operations Brigade’s reconnaissance and counter-terrorism units of the Serbian army demonstrate the use of the new Russian-made Kornet anti-guided missile system. (Picture source Serbian MoD)

The new Russian-made Kornet anti-tank guided missile was also presented to the Serbian President of the Republic and Supreme Commander of the Serbian Armed Forces Aleksandar Vučić, along with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Nebojša Stefanović, PhD, and the Chief of the Serbian Armed Forces General Staff, General Milan Mojsilović during a live demonstration at Pančevo’s “Rastko Nemanjić” military barracks.

In recent months, Serbia has received a large number of military equipment from Russia including combat vehicles, tanks, helicopters, and more.

In December 2016, Serbia and Russia have signed a military-technical assistance agreement that allowed Serbia to receive military equipment including six Mikoyan MiG-29 fighters, 30 modernized T-72 main battle tanks and 30 BRDM-2 armored vehicles.

At the end of December 2021, Army Recognition reported that the Serbian army will receive in December 2021, Russian Kornet anti-tank guided missile.

The Kornet, Russian designation 9M133, NATO reporting name AT-14 Spriggan, export designation Kornet-E is a modern Russian-made man-portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) system. It was first introduced into service with the Russian Army in 1998. The Kornet is among the most capable Russian ATGMs.

The Kornet man-portable weapon station 9K135 consists of one 9P163-1 tripod launcher, 1PN79-1 thermal sight and missile container launcher unit 9M133 that can be carried and operated by a two-person infantry crew. The transfer to the firing position takes less than one minute, and preparation and production of a shot in at least one second.

Since its entry into service in 1998, the Kornet missile has continued to be improved with the versions Kornet-D, Kornet-E, and Kornet-EM. The standard version of the Kornet has a maximum firing range of 5.5 km while the latest version, the Kornet-EM can reach a target at a range of up to 10 km. The Kornet missile is able to penetrate 1100-1300 mm of armor.

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