Kornet E first shown in 1994, has been developed by KBP in Russia and is in service with the Russian Army. The Kornet is a 3rd generation system, developed to replace the Fa'got and Konkurs missile systems in the Russian Army. The launcher fires Kornet missiles with tandem HEAT shaped-charge warheads to defeat tanks fitted with ERA (thermobaric effect) armor and is for use against bunkers, fortifications and fire emplacements. Armour penetration for the HEAT warhead is stated to be 1,200mm. Range is 5km.
The missile has semi-automatic command-to-line-of-sight (SACLOS) laser beam-riding guidance, flying along the line of sight to engage the target head on in a direct attack profile.