The Russian anti-tank complex learned homing

Tula Instrument Design Bureau has developed a new modification of the portable anti-tank missile system "Cornet" capable of automatically onto targets. According to the newspaper "Izvestia", the index to the new product has not yet been assigned. The Ministry of Defence of Russia a new development are not interested because it considered the specification and design obsolete compared to Western systems.

  The guidance system on a new Russian anti-tank mounted on the launcher itself, it works on the principle of "fire and forget". The operator of the complex at any time before hitting able to step in and correct the trajectory of the rocket. On previous models the complex system of automatic guidance was not; missile control was carried out manually by adjusting the sight joystick.

The source said the newspaper in the Army Russia, much interest the new setting is not as homing missiles in flight is not ourselves, but with the complex. At the same time, the American Javelin and the Israeli Spike homing system built into the missile. This solution, according to the military, reduces the chances of defeat the purpose, if after the shot has been an erosion of the launcher.

The design bureau said that the automatic guidance is available on the launcher consciously, this solution improves the accuracy of lesion group goals. For example, if a group of three tanks, rocket damaged one, all the other missiles mounted with homing system will "go" is the burning car, because it is a powerful source of heat. The new version of "Cornet" operator sets the target with tags.

In addition, according to the official newspaper in the design office, the system for homing missiles up to 90 percent of the cost of ammunition. The system is killed with a missile. The new Russian complex homing system remains intact. For this reason, American or Israeli anti-tank systems cost about 120 thousand dollars apiece, and the new Russian — six to seven times less.

Currently, the new complex on the basis of "Cornet" passes the test design, the completion of which is scheduled for late 2013.

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