Russian anti-tank missile passes state tests

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 06, 2012 00:50 hrs

Moscow, Dec 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian military has completed state acceptance trials of the modernised Shturm-SM man-portable anti-tank missile system, its chief designer said.

"The modernised 9K132 Shturm SM made by KBM successfully completed its state acceptance trials," Konstruktorskoye Byuro Mashinostroyenie (KBM) chief designer Georgy Vasiliev said.

The missile system was modernised to allow it to be used around the clock, he said.

"This is the main difference between it and the previous Shturm-S modification," he added.

It has also been altered to allow it to be installed on air, land and sea platforms, he said.

"For this, the highly effective multi-role Ataka guided missile has been fitted with a second, laser guidance system," he said.

Shturm-SM is optimised for destruction of modern armoured vehicles, fortified structures and low-flying aerial targets out to ranges of up to 6,000 metres.

--IANS/RIA Novosti


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