New Option for the Kornet Deployment

06.04.2023 Russia
New Option for the Kornet Deployment

New Option for the Kornet Deployment

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The Marker Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) received the Kornet anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) as the main armament.

According to international web-site which quotes the Russian news agencies as the source, the Marker UGV, equipped with a new weapon station with the Kornet missiles is planned to be promptly put into serial production for combat application.

Earlier, Dmitry Rogozin, an ex-Roskosmos CEO, has posted at his social network page a video with the Marker UGV fitted with the Kornet launcher with four missiles.

The Marker UGV is developed for a variety of military applications. Its primary functions include reconnaissance, surveillance, and support in combat operations. The vehicle is equipped with a range of sensors, cameras, and communication systems, allowing it to gather intelligence and relay information in real time. Additionally, the UGV can be fitted with various weapon systems, including anti-tank missiles, providing a versatile and formidable asset on the modern battlefield.

The Marker is available in tracked and wheeled versions. The platform features autonomous operation for up to 48 hours on paved roads and up to 24 hours on rough terrain. In upcoming tests, the Marker platform is expected to cover distances of 50, 100, and 200 kilometers.

According to Army Recognition Integration of the Kornet ATGM system creates a formidable combination of advanced technologies for engaging armored targets on the modern battlefield.

The Kornet missile has been developed by the Tula-based Shipunov KBP Design Bureau, the High Precision Weapons holding subsidiary. The system is able to engage targets at distances of up to 5.5 kilometers. This long-range capability allows the missile to neutralize enemy tanks and other armored targets from a safe distance.

The Kornet ATGM capability to effectively penetrate modern tank armor has been proved in various combat actions, the Middle East in particular. The system tandem-charge warhead enables to defeat reactive armor and penetrate up to 1,100-1,300 mm of Rolled Homogeneous Armor (RHA) after the reactive armor is triggered. As mentioned by Army Recognition, this level of armor penetration ensures the Kornet’s effectiveness against a wide range of armored vehicles, including main battle tanks such as the Leopard, Challenger, and the US M1A1Abrams.

The Kornet ATGM system remains one of the mostly demanded antitank missile systems in the world and its integration with innovative UGV can present a new promising product for international arms market in the near future. (Yury Laskin, LAGUK-MEDIA; Photo Marker UGV (without Kornet system) during Army Forum 2022 © Yury Laskin)




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