During the exercise in Belarus, Russian analogues of the American “javelins” were tested

Cornets are much more effective and many times cheaper

The joint Russian-Belarusian exercise “Allied Resolve-2022” continues on the territory of Belarus. So, at the Brestsky training ground, Kornet-D anti-tank missile systems were tested in action. They were adopted by the Russian army only three years ago. Now, perhaps, these complexes will be of interest to the Belarusian army. Moreover, Russian anti-tank missiles are significantly superior in performance to their American counterparts – Javelin missiles.

Photo: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

According to the information of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, crews fired guided missiles with cumulative and thermobaric charges at the Brestsky firing range. The targets imitated lightly armored vehicles of a mock enemy at a distance of up to 1500 meters. All conditional targets were hit from the first launch.

The characteristics of the Kornet-D are known, which is designed to destroy all modern combat vehicles, as well as low-flying helicopters and attack aircraft. The firing range is up to ten kilometers. At the same time, the Kornet crew remains outside the zone of destruction of any foreign anti-tank systems, including American javelins, with which NATO countries are actively supplying Ukraine.

The Kornet is almost four times more effective than the Javelins in terms of range. At the same time, the American complex is ten times more expensive. Mikhail Andreev, chief designer for missile systems, put it this way about the American competitor: “As our foreign customers said: your weapon is for war, but they have fashionable, beautiful weapons for parades.”

“Cornet” is installed on an armored vehicle “ Typhoon”. One complex is capable of holding back the advance of a tank platoon. Two missiles are launched simultaneously. In terms of armor penetration and firing range, the modern Kornet-D has no competitors in the world. Various types of ammunition have been developed for the Kornet: cumulative tandem and high-explosive, controlled by an automatic optical-laser system with guidance in the laser beam.

Источник www.mk.ru

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