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Covert "Container Missile" Changes Warfare

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posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 04:32 AM
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There was just large weapon expo in Malaysia and Russia was selling there something what really gave US military something to worry...



Defence experts are warning of a new danger of ballistic-weapons proliferation after a Russian company started marketing a cruise missile that can be launched from a shipping container.

It is feared that the covert Club-K missile attack system could prove "game-changing" in fighting wars with small countries, which would gain a remote capacity to mount missiles on boats, trucks or railways.

Iran and Venezuela have already shown an interest in the Club-K Container Missile System, which could allow them to carry out pre-emptive strikes from behind an enemy's missile defences.

Experts say the system is designed to be concealed as a standard 40-foot shipping container that is impossible to identity.

Priced at about $15 million, each container is fitted with four cruise anti-ship or land attack missiles. The system is being marketed as an affordable "strategic level weapon."

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"What alerted me to this was that the Russians were advertising it at a specific international defence event and they have marketed it very squarely at anyone under threat of action from the U.S."

Reuben Johnson, a Pentagon consultant, said the system would be a "real maritime fear for anyone with a waterfront."

www.vancouversun.com...




posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 04:39 AM
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This is the issue with things like the Saxon Shore, Maginot Line, Alpine Line, Atlantic Wall and now the missile sheilds is that they are all defence lines that are aimed at specific opponents..

They give short term peace of mind while those oppoents get given time think of new ways to get around your defences as we see in these container weapons..

I fear how unprepared we might be to deal with a new type of warfare should a new conflict kick off...

[edit on 26/4/10 by thoughtsfull]



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 05:11 AM
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How is it that the whole world understands the US threat, except the US, who put on their "mortally wounded" puppet show whenever the topic arises.

15 mil? A very good investment i would think. Even Swaziland has a ship (well 'm not sure, they lost it at one point).

It's a game changer though. Can the US anti missile defense stop a missile from the seashore to the white house? With 4 missiles per unit, 4 buildings down within 10 minutes. By anyone with 15mil and a ship.

Flagged!



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 11:04 AM
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More articles and news from systems...

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.

www.debka.com...

Deadly New Russian Weapon Hides In Shipping Container



MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian company is marketing a devastating new cruise missile system which can be hidden inside a shipping container, giving any merchant vessel the capability to wipe out an aircraft carrier. Potential customers for the formidable Club-K system include Kremlin allies Iran and Venezuela, say defense experts. They worry that countries could pass on the satellite-guided missiles, which are very hard to detect, to terrorist groups.

www.nytimes.com...



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 11:12 AM
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I think this is a great idea. It reminds me of the Germans using disguised merchant ships in WW2 against Australian shipping.

You could whack one or more of these crate missiles on a supertanker and nobody would be any the wiser.

You could literally have hundreds of these crate missiles going back and forth in the sea lanes, hitting commerce and it would be incredibly difficult to police.



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 11:42 AM
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It would be nice to know how much this weapons can be used like unmanned systems - using robotics and remote controlling.

Think Container ship sailing - loaded with hundreds of containers. Then roof of one container opens by itself and missile tubes are turning towards the sky, by remote... And launch!

That would be something, uh?



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 12:52 PM
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Missile (delivery system on tap for $15mill)

Nuke warhead??

Iran or any other nation - N Korea? etc now has a capability to strike anywhere in the world virtually undetected.

The war game just changed - permanently.



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 01:04 PM
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good good , another necessary weapon to counter the genocidal american empire of evil aka USA . At least this weapon may reduce chances of invasion of Iran by the USA ,the imperium of evil



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 03:30 PM
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Now that you've managed to vomit nationalist dribble, allow me to make a point:

The only country being hurt by these weapons is whatever country purchases them. Now the only way something like this isn't going to be noticed is to hide it among other freight containers correct? And freight containers are primarily found at points of shipping - where civilians are. Where your economic lifeline is.

So from now on, whenever the United States goes to war, they're going to decimate every part of your country that is involved in the import or exportation of goods. Essentially, whether or not this is a large conflict, you just gave up any chance of having an economy for the next half-decade.

But hey, you know what? Good for the Russians. Making warfare an even more dangerous thing for the average civilian and to appease nutjobs like Venezuela or North Korea. Good going.


[edit on 26-4-2010 by Iblis]



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 11:44 PM
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Originally posted by Iblis
But hey, you know what? Good for the Russians. Making warfare an even more dangerous thing for the average civilian and to appease nutjobs like Venezuela or North Korea. Good going.[edit on 26-4-2010 by Iblis]


More like making war so dangerous that nobody wants to fight it anymore, except for the few who make the money from these missiles.



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 11:47 PM
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Originally posted by Iblis
So from now on, whenever the United States goes to war, they're going to decimate every part of your country that is involved in the import or exportation of goods. Essentially, whether or not this is a large conflict, you just gave up any chance of having an economy for the next half-decade.



Isn't that what they did already anyway?

And if the US invades your country it's because they want your economy and you can forget a half decade you ain't never ever getting it back.

Everywhere the US goes the IMF and World bank follow.



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 11:58 PM
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Experts say the system is designed to be concealed as a standard 40-foot shipping container


A cruise missile inside a 40 foot shipping container? How is this game changing? How is this new technology? Any country can (and always could) conceal cruise missiles inside a shipping container.



[edit on 27-4-2010 by METACOMET]



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 12:04 AM
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Because it can be remotely fired from the shipping container at any time. If you have it on top of the cargo ship, you can use it. If you pick it up at the port and place it on a truck, you can use it. If you bury it slightly under the ground, you can use it.

Truth is there's millions of cargo containers in the world and they can't all be searched.



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 12:06 AM
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Originally posted by METACOMET
A cruise missile inside a 40 foot shipping container? How is this game changing? How is this new technology? Any country can (and always could) conceal cruise missiles inside a shipping container.


Yeah back before colonisation my ancestors used to build cruise missiles in shipping crates all the time. It's a proud aboriginal tradition.

How do you not get that having a shipping crate that looks like any other with 4 missiles in it is perfect for commerce raiding. Do you have any idea the chaos a few ships with crates like this could inflict on international shipping?

Or what it would mean to try and scan every single crate? It would cost a fortune and it simply can't be done.

If you can slip a few of these things past a missile shield you effectively negate that missile shield for a fraction of the cost.



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 12:10 AM
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The russians have been building these for over 25 years in the SS-24 Mod-1. Nothing new about it, and it didn't change any game.



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 12:15 AM
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Originally posted by Dimitri Dzengalshlevi
reply to post by belial259
 


Because it can be remotely fired from the shipping container at any time. If you have it on top of the cargo ship, you can use it. If you pick it up at the port and place it on a truck, you can use it. If you bury it slightly under the ground, you can use it.


In Australia because we have large yards many people I know buy shipping containers like this to keep in their back yard and store things. There is about 5 in my street alone. They're very popular here.


ExD

posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 01:52 PM
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More detailed marketing video



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 07:36 AM
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I don't know about threads on this topic, but since this is the first I've posted (I'll post on the other threads ASAP), I didn't see any mention of one very important feature of the Club-K system, which it clearly shows on the video:

The Club-K relies on a satellite to guide its missiles to their targets. The Russians sell these to governments, not terrorists...and there's no way a terrorist can get hold of a satellite.

The only ones who have anything to fear are those who try to use the weapons platforms depicted in the video (now available in HD) against other countries.

Which country has invaded other countries twice in the decade just past?

I rest my case.

[edit on 28-4-2010 by rararoadrunner]



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 07:38 AM
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I don't know about threads on this topic, but since this is the first I've posted (I'll post on the other threads ASAP), I didn't see any mention of one very important feature of the Club-K system, which it clearly shows on the video:

The Club-K relies on a satellite to guide its missiles to their targets. The Russians sell these to governments, not terrorists...and there's no way a terrorist can get hold of a satellite.

The only ones who have anything to fear are those who try to use the weapons platforms depicted in the video (now available in HD) against other countries.

Which country has invaded other countries twice in the decade just past?

I rest my case.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 07:43 AM
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they have marketed it very squarely at anyone under threat of action from the U.S."


So its aimed at quite a big market then.




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