Russia to develop fire-and-forget anti-tank missiles

Russia to develop fire-and-forget anti-tank missiles

According Major General Mikhail Matveyevsky, commander of the Russian missile and artillery troops, Russia will develop a new self-propelled anti-tank missile system that operates ‘fire-and-forget’ missiles.

These type of missiles do not require continuous guidance after they are launched and can hit the desired target without the launcher overlooking the target. Thus, the launcher can focus its attention on other targets.

Maj. Gen. Matveyevsky added that improving missile efficiency will be taken into consideration when developing the new missile. Defeating enemy countermeasures, and further automation will also be part of the program.

Currently, the Russian armed forces use the Khrizantema-S and Shturm-S self-propelled anti-tank missile systems.