Russia Reveals New Missile Fired from Container
This newly revealed missile is an advanced variant of the SS-25 cruise
missile, with an advanced guidance system. The missile can be launched from
within a container placed onboard a cargo ship
Arie Egozi 4/7/2012
Russia has unveiled a new and advanced variant of a cruise missile that can
be fired from a standard naval container. Israel is concerned that the
system will find its way into the hands of terror organizations.
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.