About the pantsir Mindstorm had explained years ago, and was the only version that made sense, that UAE didn`t get a version better than Russian army, but just better than the one they will get...
The Russian military were happy with Pantsir. It was the UAE that demanded and paid for each component to be upgraded to Pantsir-S1 level.
Kornet is a tricky thing...there is nothing about the domestic version, but if the export version have that range, the domestic has to be better
The Su-30MKI is way better than the Su-30M, which is not that much more than an Su-27UB with minor upgrades.
The Su-30MKI introduced a lot of new technology... from lots of countries.
Sometimes the technology was available from Russian sources but the international equipment was better and sometimes the Russian stuff was better but was not for export...
The development of the Su-30MKI with the Indians actually taught the people at Sukhoi about new ideas and new features for their planes... likely encouraging them to make the Su-35 even better than it would be if they had just sold Su-30s.
I suspect the only longer ranged Kornet-M would be air launched models.. especially from UAVs where their lack of trailing wires and supersonic speed would be of enormous benefit.
I understand that they do have export models with reduced performance, but I have never seen an "extended range" domestic model for anti tank guided missiles... I mean Sagger has a range of 3km... the upgraded Malyutka-2 also has a range of 3km... surely considering its age they could release the domestic 4km range model... or whatever its range is...
The advantage of the Konkurs and faggot was that they had better range and simpler better guidance, but they are given export ranges of 4km and 2.5km respectively.
Are you suggesting that all these models had longer range domestic models that are still so secret that their new upgrades for export still don't match the domestic models range performance?
I suspect the ranges were the same and the actual difference was launchers and electronics that were better in the domestic models at the time.