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Thursday, July 05, 2012

Brilliant: Russia marketing cruise missile that can be launched from any ship container

Isn't this just what the world was missing? The Russians are marketing a cruise missile that can be launched from any shipping container on any cargo ship (Hat Tip: IMRA).
IsraelDefense revealed the development of the system last year, but now the developer has presented a newer and more advanced version. The system is comprised of a launcher and an SS-25 cruise missile stored within a standard container, which can be loaded onboard any cargo ship. The launcher is operated within minutes and can then launch its missile towards a target.

The missile is a newly and advanced missile variant, which according to the Russian developer, possesses an advanced guidance system. The company has stated that the system is not in military use, but has confirmed that several countries have shown an interest in the new system. The cruise missile’s length is 3.8 meters, weighs 520 kg, has a maximum warhead weight of 145kg, and has a range of 130 km.

Israeli experts say that the concern is that Russia’s desire to market its systems will result in terror organizations getting ahold of the “container missile” system. In such a case, it would be possible for them to attack population centers from within cargo ships.
Who needs terror organizations? How about Russia's regular customers like Iran and Syria? What could go wrong?

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At 6:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to remind everyone that the word "Ruhsha" ("רשע") in Hebrew means an evil, wicked person.

Fits. Always has.

At 4:17 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Well, fire upon cargo ships, which don't have any countermeasures. It's one thing to get some drug addled idiot to strap on a bomb. It's quite another to get an entire crew of merchant marines to volunteer for a suicide mission.


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