9P148 “Konkurs” anti-tank missile system is designed to hit both targets moving at speed up to 60 km/h and stationary targets such as pillboxes and earth-and timber bunkers in conditions of optical visibility with 9M111-2 or 9M113 anti-tank guided missiles. It is possible to launch missiles from prepared and non-prepared firing positions. Besides, missiles can be launched afloat both to ground and floating targets. When firing on land, missiles can be launched only from stationary position.
9M113 or 9M111-2 anti-tank missiles are used as the main am-munitions. Ammunition set depends on the type of missiles being carried. A combat vehicle is capable to carry up to 15 units of 9M113 missiles or up to 20 units of 9M113 and 9M111-2 missiles, while there should be maximum 10 units of 9M113 missiles in an ammunition set. The firing range of 9M113 missiles is within 75 - 4000 meters and of 9M111-2 missiles – within from 70 to 2000 meters. The time of transfer of the vehicle from travel to combat position (and vice versa) is maximum 25 seconds.
The vehicle body is divided into three sections: combat section, control section and power section. Control section is located in the front part of the vehicle. Power section is separated from the rest of the vehicle by a special plate.
In order to monitor terrain, search and select a target, the senior operator’s workstation is equipped with two TNPO-170 observation devices and 9Sh119M1 optical sight. The 9Sh119M1 device has 10x magnification and 300 mm periscopicity. The viewing angle of the view finder is 5.
All units and equipment of anti-tank missile system 9P148 are mounted on GAZ-41-08 chassis which is a modification of armored reconnaissance and patrol vehicle BRDM-2.