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10. What is the Club-K missile system? Should it concern the United States?Submitted by MikeChalberg on Mon, 2012-03-05 12:58
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Within the last couple of years, a Russian company has developed the Club-K missile system, aptly marketed as “Pandora’s Box.” It allows powerful sea or ground-launched cruise missiles to be hidden in shipping containers and then inconspicuously transported around the world. Russia has been notorious for selling weapons to any buyer interested ($7.8 billion in weapons sold in 2010 – second largest arms exporter in recent years behind the United States), and many in the United States fear that these missiles could fall into the wrong hands. Controlled remotely, the weapons can be deployed at any time from their shipping container. Each crate can carry up to four missiles. Each missile can be armed with nuclear warheads with EMP capability. With such a vast number of crates moving around the world every day, an attack would be nearly impossible to detect and would come with no warning.
Iran, Syria, Venezuela, China, India, United Arab Emirates and several other countries have shown interest in Club-K. Though a powerful and dangerous weapon, Club-K is quite expensive ($10-20 million/shipping crate) and therefore more easily kept out of the hands of smaller and more belligerent terrorist groups (unless they are state-sponsored, as some are). Here is the Club-K promotional video, showing the opportunities the system could provide to smaller nations under attack or to their permanent military force: