Russian Armed Forces could receive new Metis-M1 anti-tank guided missile system TASS 12411154

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Russian Armed Forces could receive new Metis-M1 anti-tank guided missile system.
The Russian Armed Forces could receive a new version of the Metis antitank missile system codenamed Metis-M1, Department Head of the Tula-based Instrument-Making Design Bureau Oleg Yastrebov said on Tuesday, November 24, 2015.
     
The Russian Armed Forces could receive a new version of the Metis antitank missile system codenamed Metis-M1, Department Head of the Tula-based Instrument-Making Design Bureau Oleg Yastrebov said on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. Metis-M1 anti-tank guided missile launcher unit and missile
     
"Documents are currently being formalized to make the Metis-M1 antitank missile system operational with the Russian Armed Forces," Yastrebov said, adding that no serial deliveries of the new system to the Russian Armed Forces were currently under way.

According to Yastrebov, military experts have praised the Metis-M1 antitank missile system’s characteristics.

"The system features an increased firing range and better armor penetrating power. Its missile can pierce through the armor of any tank of the world," Yastrebov said.

"The system has a reduced weight. Its missile can hit a target at a distance of 2 kilometers both in the daytime and at night and in any weather conditions," Yastrebov added.

According to him, the system is easy to operate and cheap as the missile lacks the most expensive elements, such as a gyroscope, a battery and an electronic unit.

"The Metis-M1 antitank missile system is being delivered to more than ten countries," Yastrebov added.

The Metis-1M is designed to destroy modern main battle tanks with active protection armour, light-armoured vehicle, fortifications (of pillbox and earth-wooden pillbox type), other small-size targets at any time in day and all weather conditions. It has a range from 80 to 2,000 m with the capacity to penetrate ERA armour of 900 to 950 mm.
     
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