Moroccan-American Maneuvers Using Effective Russian Anti-Tank Missile

In a military maneuver between Morocco and the United States, the Russian "Kornet" anti-tank missile systems were used; Morocco had purchased about 200 launchers of this type years ago.

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In a military maneuver between Morocco and the United States, the Russian “Kornet” anti-tank missile systems were used; Morocco had purchased about 200 launchers of this type years ago.

The Russian “Kornet” anti-tank missile systems are highly effective against well-protected main battle tanks and other types of armored vehicles and low-flying aircraft.

These anti-tank missiles repeatedly confirmed their tactical and technical characteristics not only in test fields and military fields, but also during real combat actions in various hotspots.

At present, the Kornet has begun to be installed on various wheeled and crawler combat vehicles of foreign armies. For example, in Turkey, they are installed on PARS 4 × 4 armored vehicles and Kaplan-10 self-propelled launchers.

Iraqi ground forces have Humvees armed with such anti-tank missiles. It is known to have participated in operations against fighters of illegal armed groups.

The Moroccan army uses US off-road vehicles and has these anti-tank systems installed on them.

Major General Roger L. Cloutier Jr., Commander in U.S. Army Africa had the opportunity to get acquainted with Kornet, during a joint US-Moroccan exercise. The General not only appreciated the capabilities of the system, but also personally looked at the target designation system, to realize what the operator would see when the missile was aimed at some of the enemy’s armored objects.

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