Skip to comments.Russia shows off new missile for Club-K containerised launcher
Posted on 07/02/2012 10:25:38 PM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
Russia shows off new missile for Club-K containerised launcher
By Gareth Jennings
Russia's Morinformsistema-Agat has showcased its Club-K containerised launcher for anti-ship and land-attack missiles with the Kh-35UE (SS-N-25 Switchblade) cruise missile for the first time, Russian state media reported on 27 June.
First revealed in 2010, the Club-K launcher comprises four missile tubes concealed inside a standard ISO commercial shipping container.
The system was shown at the 2011 MAKS Airshow in Zhukovsky with four 3M54TE (SS-N-27B Sizzler) missiles in the container, Russian International News Agency RIA Novosti said. Although both the 3M54TE and Kh-35UE are high-speed anti-ship missiles, the latter is a more capable system as it features a more advanced targeting system and has an extended range capability.
The Kh-35UE is equipped with a Global Positioning System-aided inertial navigation system and a combined active/passive radar seeker, while the 3M54TE uses inertial guidance with active radar homing. With a range of 260 km compared with 220 km for the 3M54TE, the Kh-35UE represents a more serious threat to shipping as well as static land targets. Also, being half the length of the 3M54TE (4.4 m compared with 8.9 m), the Kh-35UE is easier to operate at sea than the 3M54TE,
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In a container. Looks custom made for Islamist guerrilla regimes.
Why go to all that trouble? Just hook up a GPS to a nuke and pack it in a container full of China made junk and when it reaches port......
Hmmm, are they solar powered too?
You can’t possibly be referring to the China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO), can you? You know, the one that has a major presence in every US west coast port? </sarc>
Clug-K the Movie.