The Refleks, AT-11 Sniper NATO-codename, is a subsonic laser beam riding anti-tank missile designed to be fired through a 125mm smoothbore gun. It provides extended range and enhanced lethality over conventional rounds fired by the 125mm gun. A tandem shaped charge warhead has been provided to the Refleks missile in order to defeat Explosive Reactive Armor (ERA) protected Main Battle Tanks.
The Refleks anti-tank missile has been deployed with T-72, T-80 and T-90S Main Battle Tanks (MBTs). All of them are armed with a 125mm smoothbore main gun. The Refleks missile provides an important asset over US and allied made Main Battle Tanks such as the Abrams, Leopard 2, Leclerc, Challenger, Ariete, Merkava and Type 90. It replaced the Kobra anti-tank missile in the T-72 Main Battle Tank.
The guided weapon system 9K119 ensures hitting of all kinds of moving targets at ranges from 100 m up to 5,000 m. It enables to destroy an enemy tank both by day and at night before this tank approaches at a distance of delivering effective fire from the gun. System 9K119 consists of the following components:
- laser-beam control system of sighting system with ballistic computer