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Russia to get 3rd gen anti-tank missile

2nd December 2016 - 09:38 GMT | by Eugene Gerden in St Petersburg


Russia’s military design bureaus are completing the design of a third generation of anti-tank missile system.

According to recent statements of Lieutenant-General Mikhail Matveevsky, chief of the Strategic Missile Forces and Artillery of the Russian Armed Forces it will be a self-propelled fire-and-forget system. 

The as-yet unnamed system will be an improvement on the existing Kornet anti-tank missile system and will be mounted on a 4x4 vehicle as seen in the picture.

Third generation means there will be no need to keep a target highlighted using laser from launch until impact, as is the case in second generation systems. So

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Eugene Gerden


Eugene Gerden

Eugene Gerden is a Shephard correspondent based in St Petersburg.

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