The Russian KPB Instrument Design Bureau first introduced the Kornet anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) in October 1994. This system utilizes a laser beam riding missile, where the operator simply has to keep sight of the target to ensure a hit.
The Kornet ATGM was designed to defeat current and future explosive reactive armor (ERA) equipped tanks. After the missile passes the ERA defenses of a tank, the 9M133 missile can penetrate 1000-1200mm of rolled homogenous armor (RHA). The export version of the Kornet ATGM system is designated: Kornet-E
portable launcher: 26 kg
anti-tank missile: 29 kg
thermal sights: 11 kg
day time: 100 - 5,500 m
night time, thermal sights: 100 - 3,500 m