Russia to test Kornet-D1 SPATGM in 2019

15 January 2019

Russia’s newest Kornet-D1 self-propelled anti-tank guided missile (SPATGM) system will enter state trials, which precede the platform’s adoption by the Russian Airborne Troops (Vozdushno-Desantnye Voiska – VDV) later this year, according to a source from the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD).

“The system, which is based on the chassis of the BMD-4M air-droppable infantry fighting vehicle [IFV], will be tested at several ranges this year. Compared with the existing SPATGMs, the Kornet-D1 will feature a longer range and improved accuracy,” the source told Jane’s . The new SPATGM is being developed for the VDV’s anti-tank units. However, the source declined to disclose specific details on the performance or architecture of the Kornet-D1.

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