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Serbia demonstrates its new Kornet-EM ATGM

The SAF displayed their new Kornet-EMs at Rastko Nemanjić barracks in Pančevo on 3 January: 9P163M-2 launchers, 1PN79M-3 thermal imaging sights, and 9M133M-2 missiles. (Serbian MoD)

The Serbian Armed Forces (SAF) fired one of their new Kornet-EM manportable anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) during a demonstration of the capabilities of the 72nd Special Operations Brigade at Rastko Nemanjić barracks in Pančevo on 3 January, the Ministry of Defence reported on its website the same day.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić attended the event, which included static displays of special forces weapons and, for the first time, Kornet-EM sets received from Russia on 24 December: 9P163M-2 launchers, 1PN79M-3 thermal imaging sights, and 9M133M-2 ATGMs.

The Kornet-EMs will arm the 72nd Special Operations Brigade in Pančevo, the 63rd Parachute Brigade in Niš, and other Serbian Army units. Serbian soldiers have already trained with the ATGM in Russia.

Serbian Defence Minister Nebojša Stefanović told Serbian national TV station RTS on 28 December that some of the Kornet-EMs would be installed on the 72nd Special Operations Brigade BOV M16 Miloš 4×4 multi-purpose armoured vehicles (MPAVs).

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