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    Moscow markets cruise missile launched from a freight container

    This relatively cheap, extra-smart, easy-to-use Club-K Container Missile System, which Moscow has put on the open market, allows cruise missiles concealed in freight containers to be launched from a prepositioned or moving land or sea platform. It is virtually undetectable by radar until activated. No wonder, Iran and Venezuela were keenly interested when the Club-K was put on the market at the Defense Services Asia exhibition in Malaysia this week for $15 million.

    Western military experts are calling it a "real maritime fear for anyone with a waterfront." The container-cum-missiles, carried by a ship, fishing vessel or truck can approach a targeted coast, highway or international railway and strike behind the target's missile defenses without alerting radar monitors or even surveillance drones and satellites.

    In Iranian hands, it would make the targeting of its nuclear facilities very difficult. Able to wipe out an aircraft carrier up to 400 kilometers away, the system's manufacturer, Novator, is directing its marketing tactics at anyone under threat of military action from the United States. One expert accused the Russians of proliferating ballistic missiles on an unheard-of scale.

    At the Malaysian exhibition, the marketing film showed the Club-K being activated from an ordinary truck. (See picture.) The truck pulls up, whereupon the container roof lifts up to reveal four 3?-54?E, 3?-54?E1 and 3?-14?E cruise missiles ready to fire. The operator then pushes a button and the missiles, which have a range of 350 km, are launched without further preparation.

    debkafile's military sources warn that the sale of Club-K cruise missile systems to Iran or Syria and their transfer to Hizballah would give them an edge substantial enough to be a game-changer into the Middle East balance of strength. They are capable of surreptitiously approaching Israeli, Iraqi and any other coastlines in the region, and send missiles flying against an American, Arab or Israeli strategic or military target before their targets know they are under attack.

    The missile specialist Novator, which maintains a manufacturing plant in Yekaterinburg in the Ural Mountains, produces an array of missiles against air, sea and land targets, including cruise missiles launched from submarines, as well as the advanced S-300 missile interceptor, which Russia contracted to sell Iran but has so far not delivered.


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    Re: Moscow markets cruise missile launched from a freight container

    Well I for one am not at all surprised that the Criminals of the Kremlin would be the purveyors of such weapons and to the lowest forms of political or social filth that can afford it.

    I realize that Russians are physically humans but that is about all that I will agrre is human about them.
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    Re: Moscow markets cruise missile launched from a freight container

    You've missed an important point, and that is that a Russian company is developing the missile system, not the Russian government, which appears to be unaffiliated.

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    and it was only 3 weeks ago president pie-in-the-face was touting medvedev's signature as some profound foreign policy coup

    Obama, Medvedev sign START treaty on nuclear weapons, but Russia is uneasy - Yahoo! News

    humiliation happens hurriedly to this white house

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    Re: Moscow markets cruise missile launched from a freight container

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    This relatively cheap, extra-smart, easy-to-use Club-K Container Missile System, which Moscow has put on the open market, allows cruise missiles concealed in freight containers to be launched from a prepositioned or moving land or sea platform. It is virtually undetectable by radar until activated. No wonder, Iran and Venezuela were keenly interested when the Club-K was put on the market at the Defense Services Asia exhibition in Malaysia this week for $15 million.

    Western military experts are calling it a "real maritime fear for anyone with a waterfront." The container-cum-missiles, carried by a ship, fishing vessel or truck can approach a targeted coast, highway or international railway and strike behind the target's missile defenses without alerting radar monitors or even surveillance drones and satellites.

    In Iranian hands, it would make the targeting of its nuclear facilities very difficult. Able to wipe out an aircraft carrier up to 400 kilometers away, the system's manufacturer, Novator, is directing its marketing tactics at anyone under threat of military action from the United States. One expert accused the Russians of proliferating ballistic missiles on an unheard-of scale.

    At the Malaysian exhibition, the marketing film showed the Club-K being activated from an ordinary truck. (See picture.) The truck pulls up, whereupon the container roof lifts up to reveal four 3?-54?E, 3?-54?E1 and 3?-14?E cruise missiles ready to fire. The operator then pushes a button and the missiles, which have a range of 350 km, are launched without further preparation.

    debkafile's military sources warn that the sale of Club-K cruise missile systems to Iran or Syria and their transfer to Hizballah would give them an edge substantial enough to be a game-changer into the Middle East balance of strength. They are capable of surreptitiously approaching Israeli, Iraqi and any other coastlines in the region, and send missiles flying against an American, Arab or Israeli strategic or military target before their targets know they are under attack.

    The missile specialist Novator, which maintains a manufacturing plant in Yekaterinburg in the Ural Mountains, produces an array of missiles against air, sea and land targets, including cruise missiles launched from submarines, as well as the advanced S-300 missile interceptor, which Russia contracted to sell Iran but has so far not delivered.


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    Seems like I've mentioned something at least twice in the last few months, most recently about a week ago, that once Iran had a nuke they could hit the USA by firing a missle from a cargo vessel just outside of our territorial waters.

    A lot of people were skeptical about that... but as I said, I wasn't just speculating. This isn't a new worry and it has been talked about at high levels.

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    Re: Moscow markets cruise missile launched from a freight container

    And Obama would probably still sit down without preconditions after the missile strike.
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    Re: Moscow markets cruise missile launched from a freight container

    Quote Originally Posted by Yossarian View Post
    You've missed an important point, and that is that a Russian company is developing the missile system, not the Russian government, which appears to be unaffiliated.
    Don't bet that there is any company that is "unaffiliated" in the fascist state of Russia. Those 'people' don't know what unaffiliated. Did you forget that Putski the PM is a KGB slug ?
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    Re: Moscow markets cruise missile launched from a freight container

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    and it was only 3 weeks ago president pie-in-the-face was touting medvedev's signature as some profound foreign policy coup

    Obama, Medvedev sign START treaty on nuclear weapons, but Russia is uneasy - Yahoo! News

    humiliation happens hurriedly to this white house
    Can we be at least start to be a little teeny bit honest and remember that these particular missle systems were not covered by START.
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    Re: Moscow markets cruise missile launched from a freight container

    I completely recall that there was an opt out clause and that was just another reason why I was not too keen on trusting the Ruskies. When dealing with the cretins who evolved in the Mardovan swamps one needs to take "trust may but verify a whole lot" into hyper mode.
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