Ukrainian Stugna-P ATGMs destroy tanks using Turkish thermovision

ANKARA ($1=17.96 Trukish Liras) — The Ukrainian RK-3 Corsar and Stugna-P anti-tank guided missiles [ATGMs] use thermal imaging systems manufactured by the Turkish company ASELSAN. This information is provided by Turkish sources.

Stugna-P ATGM showed strength against Russian separatists
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Weapons systems are at the forefront of systems where thermal imaging systems manufactured by ASELSAN are most often used. Many weapon systems, from stabilized weapon systems to MANPADS and anti-tank missile launchers, meet their imaging and targeting needs with ASELSAN products. Another weapon system using these products is the RK-3 Corsar and Stugna-P anti-tank guided missile systems developed by Ukraine.

RK-3 Corsar

Developed by Ukraine’s Kyiv Design Bureau, the RK-3 Corsar anti-tank missile has a range of 2.5 kilometers. Corsar, which has a diameter of 107 mm and a weight of 36 kg, uses the laser beam guidance system. It has high-explosive high-explosive missiles and a tandem armor-piercing warhead. The RK-3 Corsar with a tandem warhead is capable of penetrating 550 mm of RHA armor behind explosive jet armor. Corsar uses the TTC120 Corsar Missile System Thermal Camera developed by ASELSAN. However, it is not known how many launchers the TTC120 is used in.

The Corsar, which has been in service since 2017, was used in limited numbers by Ukrainian soldiers in conflicts with the Russians before the Russo-Ukrainian War. With the outbreak of war, the Corsar began to be seen more often on the front line. The Corsar missile was also exported to Saudi Arabia with the Aselsan TTC120 thermal imaging system. Despite its export success, the Corsar is not as actively used by the Ukrainian armed forces as the Stugna-P system.

Stugna-P

The Stugna-P or Skiff anti-tank missile system developed by the Ukrainian design bureau Luch also uses thermal imaging systems developed by ASELSAN. At the request of international customers, the ASELSAN DÖRTGÖZ-S thermal imaging system was integrated into the Stugna-P anti-tank missile system. Thus, a significant increase in the target detection capability of the system was achieved.

The Stugna-P anti-tank missile system, which has a laser beam guidance system, can use two missiles of different calibers with a diameter of 130 mm and 152 mm. Up to 5 km with rockets with a diameter of 130 mm; With 152 mm diameter missiles, a range of up to 5.5 km can be achieved.

Ukraine uses an ATGM Skif/Stugna-P made for an Arab customer
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While the weight of the ready-to-fire system with 152 mm rockets is 104 kg; With 130 mm rockets, this weight drops to 97 kg. Both missile calibers have the option of tandem armor-piercing and high-explosive warheads.

ATGM Stugna-P is one of the most used anti-tank missiles from Ukraine. Stugna-P missiles destroyed dozens of Russian tanks and armored vehicles and even several helicopters during the war. The Stugna-P, which can also be used in the ASELSAN SERDAR remote control weapon system, has been exported to many countries with various configurations.

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