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Activation of “Supply of Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) KORNET-E” program for the Ground Forces 

Defence Redefined
Published on 09/06/2021 at 12:00

On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, the Deputy Minister of National Defence, Alkiviadis Stefanis, informed the members of the Special Standing Committee on Armament Programs and Contracts of the Greek Parliament on two matters that received a positive opinion.

In particular:

  • The activation of the “Supply of Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) KORNET-E” program for the benefit of the Ground Forces.
  • The activation of the “Integration of IFF MODE 5 in the Air-Situational Awareness RADAR” program for the benefit of the Air Force.

The meeting of the Special Standing Committee, which took place in the Senate Hall of the Parliament, was attended by the Deputy Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff (HNDGS), Vice Admiral Ioannis Drymousis, on behalf of the Chief of the HNDGS, the Chief of the Hellenic Army General Staff, Lieutenant General Charalambos Lalousis and the General Director of the General Directorate for Defence Investments and Armaments (GDDIA), Vice Admiral (ret.) Aristidis Alexopoulos.

Also read: National Guard | Live fire with Refleks anti-tank missile by T-80 tanks – VIDEO & Photos

The Russian-made third-generation ATGM KORNET-E, bears a weight of 66 kg and 1.2 meters length. The system can penetrate up to 1 meter of steel and has a maximum range of 5,500 meters. 

KORNET-E main parts:

  1. Launcher system 9P163-1, with a tripod and an integrated 1P45-1 sight-tracker.
  2. Thermal Sight 1PN79
  3. The anti-tank guided missile 9M133-1 or the 9M133F-1 thermobaric missile, in a transport-launch pod.

According to open sources, the Hellenic Army has 196 KORNET-E systems, which are mounted on M998 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) Hummer vehicles. 

Also read:Exclusive | National Guard’s evident interest in state-of-the-art anti-tank weapon systems

 

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