T-90 Utilizes Laser Guided Tank Round on Ukrainian Position

Several angles recorded by a combat correspondent with the Russian armed forces shows what appears to be a T-90 firing laser guided tank munitions at Ukrainian positions. While I'm unable to confirm it from this video alone, the guidance system appears to align with that of the 9K119M Refleks-M anti-tank guided missile system.


What makes me question this however is the range seen on the viewfinder. It appears to be firing at just past 6 kilometers, which would put the impact about 1 kilometer further than the reported range of the weapon system. The further of the two shots is at almost 6.5 kilometers, and can be seen through the gunner's viewfinder in the bottom of the video.


For those of you who are out of the loop, the 9k119M Refleks-M is the latest entry into the 9M119 Svir program which was first developed by the Tula Machinery Design Bureau in the 1980s for the T-72 series of tanks. The missile is laser guided, and specifically designed to be fired through the smooth-bore guns of the T-series tank platforms, with the latest entry in the series being the 9K119M Refleks-M which is allegedly capable of penetrating up to 35.4 inches or 900mm of armor.


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Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

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Several angles recorded by a combat correspondent with the Russian armed forces shows what appears to be a T-90 firing laser guided tank munitions at Ukrainian positions. While I'm unable to confirm it from this video alone, the guidance system appears to align with that of the 9K119M Refleks-M anti-tank guided missile system.


What makes me question this however is the range seen on the viewfinder. It appears to be firing at just past 6 kilometers, which would put the impact about 1 kilometer further than the reported range of the weapon system. The further of the two shots is at almost 6.5 kilometers, and can be seen through the gunner's viewfinder in the bottom of the video.


For those of you who are out of the loop, the 9k119M Refleks-M is the latest entry into the 9M119 Svir program which was first developed by the Tula Machinery Design Bureau in the 1980s for the T-72 series of tanks. The missile is laser guided, and specifically designed to be fired through the smooth-bore guns of the T-series tank platforms, with the latest entry in the series being the 9K119M Refleks-M which is allegedly capable of penetrating up to 35.4 inches or 900mm of armor.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Josh Brooks

Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

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