Here is another set of reports that continue to concern us and make us concerned about the nuclear abilities of Iran. The Bible Code warned us that these countries could easily have the capability to fire these missiles from cargo ships in the middle of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Months later, we would find what we had learned and posted from the Bible Codes months before. Even so, we do not consider this a Bible Code generating a prophecy! It is more likely Mr. Mack got his own inspiration from the Holy Spirit and was able to confirm it using the Bible Codes.
Moscow Markets Cruise Missile Launched From a Freight Container
DEBKAfile Special Report April 26, 2010, 7:19 PM (GMT+02:00)
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.
New Russian Weapon System
Hides Missiles in Shipping Container
Posted: 28 April 2010
In what defense analysts describe as a "game changer," a Russian defense manufacturer is marketing a weapon-in-a-box system for about $15 million; the system consists of four cruise missile inside a normal shipping cargo container that may be carried on a cargo ship; when required, the container's roof opens, allowing the operator the launch the missile; the system gives any merchant vessel the capability to wipe out an aircraft carrier.
Last October, we reported that Israel had stolen a march on the United States in the matter of multipack unmanned cruise missile-in-a-box packages. The Israeli Aircraft Industry (IAI) announced in late September that its Jumper robotic missile pack was ready for sale, while the rival U.S. Netfires system is still in development ("Israeli Company Shows Unmanned Smart-Missile Pack," 24 October 2009 HSNW).
The idea behind this ready-to-use, weapon-in-a-box is simple. A large box contains several vertically launched missiles and its own communications and power. It is generally light enough to be driven about by a Humvee or a similar vehicle, parachuted down from a transport plane, dropped off by helicopter, tied down on the deck of a ship or barge, etc. It needs no crew in operation.
Once the box is in place, it awaits orders. A soldier far off, or an aircraft or UAV, can mark a target using map coordinates— and light it up with a laser pointer for extra precision if required. As soon as firing authority is given— by a remote command post, or by the commander on the ground — a missile is launched out of the box and flies to the designated coordinates using GPS satellite navigation and inertial navigation. On arrival, it descends from the sky and strikes as precisely as a smart bomb — even hitting moving targets if laser pointing is available.
The ready-to-use, weapon-in-a-box solves many problems. Keeping aircraft overhead — even unmanned ones— costs a lot of money and ties up a lot of people. Having a battery of guns or normal bombardment rockets to hand is even worse: more people, on the ground this time, and the ammo and fuel have to be shipped all the way into the field. With systems like Jumper or the American Netfires/Non Line of Sight Launch System (NLOS-LS), there may not be a need for mortar platoons, artillery regiments, and strike air nearly so much. With soldiers packing a targeting laser able to knock out tanks, there may not be a need for too many combat soldiers, either.
Now it appears that Russia has entered the ready-to-use, weapon-in-a-box market. Reuters reports from Moscow that a Russian company is marketing a new cruise missile system which can be hidden inside a shipping container, potentially giving any merchant vessel the capability to wipe out an aircraft carrier. The Club-K was put on the market at the Defense Services Asia exhibition in Malaysia this week for $15 million.
Debka reports that at the Malaysian exhibition, the marketing film showed the Club-K being activated from an ordinary truck. The truck pulls up and the container roof lifts up to reveal four 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.
Defense analysts say that potential customers for the Club-K system include Iran and Venezuela – and, in the words of the Telegraph, other "rogue bidders," including terrorist groups.
Reuters quotes Robert Hewson of Jane's Defense Weekly to say that "at a stroke, the Club-K gives a long-range precision strike capability to ordinary vehicles that can be moved to almost any place on earth without attracting attention. The idea that you can hide a missile system in a box and drive it around without anyone knowing is pretty new," said Hewson, who is editor of Jane's Air-Launched Weapons. "Nobody's ever done that before."
Hewson estimated the cost of the Club-K system, which packs four ground or sea-launched cruise missiles into a standard 40-foot shipping container, at $10-20 million. "Unless sales are very tightly controlled, there is a danger that it could end up in the wrong hands," he said.
"This Club-K is game changing with the ability to wipe out an aircraft carrier 200 miles away. The threat is immense in that no one can tell how far deployed your missiles could be," Hewson told the Telegraph's Thomas Harding. "What alerted me to this was that the Russians were advertising it at 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 defense consultant, told Harding the system would be a "real maritime fear for anyone with a waterfront. This is ballistic missile proliferation on a scale we have not seen before because now you cannot readily identify what's being used as a launcher because it's very carefully disguised. Someone could sail off your shore looking innocuous then the next minute big explosions are going off at your military installations."
An official reached by telephone at makers Kontsern Morinformsistema-Agat declined to answer Reuters' questions about the Club-K. He said the firm had no spokesman and he needed time to study written questions before passing a request to the firm's management.
Russia is one of the world's top arms exporters, selling a record $8.5 billion of weapons last year to countries ranging from Syria and Venezuela to Algeria and China. Its order book is estimated to top $40 billion.
Mikhail Barabanov, a defense expert at Russia's Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST), said that as far as he understood, the Club-K was still at the concept stage. "Potential clients include anyone who likes the idea," he said. "It is known that the United Arab Emirates has shown interest in buying the Club."
Barabanov said the Club-K used proven missiles from Novator, an established Russian maker of weaponry including anti-submarine, surface-to-air, and submarine-launched missiles.
One of the missiles on offer is a special anti-ship variant with a second stage which splits off after launch and accelerates to supersonic speeds of up to Mach 3. "It's a carrier-killer," said Hewson of Jane's. "If you are hit by one or two of them, the kinetic impact is vast…it's horrendous."