Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Armenia confirms Kornet-E anti-tank missile system delivery

Armenia’s acquisition of a large batch of the 9K129 Kornet-E anti-tank guided missile system from Russia has confirmed by the state media.

Armenian state media has released video footage showing the 9K129 Kornet-E anti-tank guided missile system allegedly received from Russia as part of Russia’s state export loan of $200 million to Armenia for the acquisition of military goods.

An undisclosed number of Kornet-Es were acquired for the Armenian Army under the country’s ongoing military modernisation programme.

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The irony of the situation is that Russia also delivers armoured vehicles and tanks to Azerbaijan, a country currently which is in territorial and ethnic conflict with Armenia.

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The Kornet-E is the name given to the export version (E-export) of the Russian Kornet anti-tank guided missile system. The missile carries the GRAU designation 9M133 and the NATO reporting name AT-14 Spriggan.

More: Photos: Azerbaijan receives new batch of BTR-82A wheeled armoured personnel carriers

The Kornet is a third-generation or Russian anti-tank missile system, developed to replace the Fagot and Konkurs missile systems. It is designed to destroy tanks, including those fitted with explosive reactive armour (ERA), fortifications, entrenched troops as well as small-scale targets.

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