|Algeria||In Service||<400||Unknown||Soviet Union||1981-1982|
|Iran||In Service||>2,900||Unknown||Initially from Russia, now produced domestically (called the Towsan-1)||1999-|
|Syria||In Service||<400||Unknown||Soviet Union, possibly replacement stocks from Iran||1984-1987|
|Hezbollah||In Service||~50||Gifted||Likely Iran||Before 2006|
|Houthis||In Service||~30||Gifted||Likely Iran||Before 2015|
|Syrian Rebels||In Service||~50||Seized and Gifted||Syrian army inventories and Saudi Arabia||2013|
|ISIS||In Service||~10||Seized||Syrian army inventories||2014|
|Hamas||In Service||~10||Gifted||Likely Iran||2010|
|Country of origin:||Soviet Union|
|Manufacturer:||Soviet Union/Russia: KBP Instrument Design Bureau; Iran (Towsan-1): Aerospace Industries Organisation (starting in 2000)|
|Guidance:||Wire-guided semi-automatic command to line-of-sight (SACLOS)|
|Range:||13,123 ft/2.5 miles (4,000 m)|
|Missile length:||3.1 ft (95.3 cm)|
|Missile diameter:||5.3 in (135 mm)|
|Missile weight:||55.6 lbs (25.2 kg)|
|Launcher length:||51.2 in (1.3 m)|
|Launcher weight:||49.6 lbs (22.5 kg)|
|Warhead type:||High explosive anti-tank (HEAT) shaped charge|
|Armor penetration:||25.6 in (650 mm)|
|Missile velocity:||656.2 fps (200 mps)|
|Launch platform:||Dismounted tripod, truck or armored vehicle mounted, or helicopter launched|
|Notes:||Dismounted weapon components includes folding tripod, fire control system, battery, and launch tube|
|Optional TPVP/1N65 thermal sight|
- Training and Doctrine Command DCSINT Threat Directorate, “Worldwide Equipment Guide,” United States Army, 1997, Page 5-16.
- “Trade Registers,” Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Accessed July 11, 2016.
- Tyler Rogoway, “Houthi Rebels Destroy M1 Abrams Tanks with Basic Iranian Guided Missiles,” Foxtrot Alpha, August 25, 2015.
- Yuri Lyamin, Kenton Fulmer, and N.R. Jenzen-Jones, “Introduction to the 9M113 Konkurs ATGM,” Armament Research Services, July 28, 2016.
- Caleb Weiss, “Gulf States Pay Price for Intervention Against Houthis in Yemen,” The Long War Journal, September 1, 2015.
- Col. David Eshel, “Hezbollah anti-armour tactics and weapons,” Defense Update, 2007.
- Christopher F. Foss, “Another ATGW FOR Iran,” Jane’s Defense Weekly, May 26, 2000.
- Suleiman Al-Khalidi, “New Saudi-supplied missiles boost rebels in south Syria,” Reuters, August 15, 2013.
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