The use of these weapons during one of the past conflicts went down in history as the “Merkava Tank Massacre”.
The Qatari edition of Al Jazeera recalled Russian missiles, which have already demonstrated their ability to destroy absolutely any tanks many times.
“When Ukraine received the first advanced German Leopard tank, its allies announced the creation of the Grand Tank Alliance, but Russia has a tool in the arsenal to fight it on the battlefield,” writes Al Jazeera.
The Russian military has repeatedly emphasized the ability of Russian anti-tank missile systems to solve the problem of supplying NATO tanks to Ukraine, “clearly referring to the Kornet system,” the newspaper recalls.
The Kornet system is a missile with semi-automatic laser guidance. That is, the shooter, pointing at the tank with a laser beam, leads the missile to the target. At the same time, the missile is protected from interference and constantly maneuvers, which makes it very, very difficult to intercept. And such a complex can not only be installed on armored vehicles, but also “work” from the shoulder of an infantryman.
“A representative of a Russian company specializing in the export of weapons and military equipment says that the Kornet system is capable of operating on the “fire and forget” principle and guarantees a probability of hitting a target with a coefficient of at least 97-99%,” writes the Qatari edition.
Characteristics of the Cornet system:
The range of the rocket is about 10 km. Penetration of armor up to 1300 mm (1.3 meters) thick. The head of the rocket can be equipped with a high-explosive charge capable of hitting the latest types of tanks. also drones of various types. It can be installed on the Tiger-M, Typhoon-Ka, BMD-4M and other modern Russian armored vehicles (in this case, the ammunition is 16 missiles, and firing is carried out at two targets simultaneously). combat readiness is 8 seconds.
“The Kornet system became famous in Lebanon, Palestine and Syria, but the star of the system first shone in July 2006, during the war between Israel and the Lebanese Hezbollah. Hezbollah’s use of the Cornet contributed to the infliction of heavy losses on the Israeli army, which was called the Merkava Tank Massacre and disproved the myth of the invincible Israeli tank, Al Jazeera recalled.
Photo: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Wikimedia.org
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