9M133M Kornet-M

The 9M133M Kornet-M[2] (also known by the export designation 9M133 Kornet-EM)[1] Russian anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) is an improved version of the 9M133 Kornet ATGM, with increased range, fire-and-forget capability, and an improved warhead.

9M133M Kornet-M
Kornet-EM MAKS-2011 09.jpg
Kornet-EM missiles on a Kornet-D.
TypeAnti-tank missile
Place of originRussia
Service history
In service2015—present
Used bySee Users
Production history
ManufacturerKBP Instrument Design Bureau
No. builtUnknown
Mass31 kg (with launch tube)
Length1210 mm
Warhead1,300 mm RHA after ERA, Thermobaric
Warhead weightThermobaric: 7-10 kg equivalent of TNT[1]
Impact fuze

  • 8,000m (anti-tank warhead)
  • 10,000m (thermobaric warhead)
Maximum speed 300 m/s

Kornet-EM missiles are chiefly used on the Kornet-D system.[1] Kornet-M missiles are also compatible with standard Kornet man-portable tripod launchers.[citation needed]


Introduced in 2012, it is equipped with an automatic target tracker, which essentially turns it into a "fire and forget" missile. The automatic target tracker also makes it jamming-resistant. The “fire and forget” capability allows a vehicle equipped with twin launchers to attack two different targets at once, increasing its rate of fire, decreases the number of vehicles needed for a mission, and can defeat vehicles equipped with an active protection system through salvo fire at one target.[3] The system's use of an autotracker can make it more effective against low-flying aerial threats like helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).[4][5] Like the Kornet, the Kornet-M is designed to defeat vehicles with explosive reactive armor via a tandem-warhead. There's also Kornet-M variants equipped with thermobaric warheads.



  1. ^ a b c "Kornet-EM Anti-Tank Guided Missile System". www.army-technology.com. Army Technology.
  2. ^ "Комплекс Корнет-Д / Корнет-ЭМ". Сайт militaryrussia.ru. Archived from the original on 2012-04-01. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  3. ^ The new anti-tank guided missile Kornet-EM is presented at Moscow air Show MAKS-2011 - Armyrecognition.com, 17 August 2011
  4. ^ Russian Ministry of Defense to finalize the tests of Kornet-EM anti-tank guided missile - Armyrecognition.com, 8 October 2016
  5. ^ "Russian armed forces to receive Kornet-M and 9K115 Metis-M1 anti-tank-guided missiles TASS 12605161". www.armyrecognition.com. weapons defence industry military technology UK.
  6. ^ http://tass.com/defense/1018521
  7. ^ "Bahrain becomes launch customer for Russian Kornet-EM system". Jane's 360.
  8. ^ Martin, Guy. "Algerian Su-30MKA and Kornet deliveries moving forward - defenceWeb". www.defenceweb.co.za.
  9. ^ "Saudi Arabia and Russia sign S-400 MOU - Jane's 360". www.janes.com. Archived from the original on 2018-09-25. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  10. ^ "Иран скопировал новейшую российскую ракету". 4 December 2016.