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"Concealed carriage Club-K changes cruise missile rules
Robert Hewson Jane's Air-Launched Weapons Editor
London

Russia's Novator Experimental Design Bureau has developed a containerised version of its Club family of anti-ship and land-attack cruise missiles.

The new variant, the Club-K Container Missile System (CMS), is perhaps the ultimate concealed weapon as the entire system is housed, transported and fired using a standard 40 ft shipping container. Such a container, referred to in the shipping industry as a 'forty-foot equivalent unit' (FEU), provides a completely anonymous means to move and deploy the Club-K system. Novator's parent company, Concern Morinformsystema-AGAT, highlights the system's ability to be launched from land or sea by non-military platforms, with no obvious sign of the weapon's presence until it is fired.

The Club-K CMS is compatible with three of the existing family of Club weapons. These include the 3M-54TE and 3M-54TE1 anti-ship missiles and the 3M-14TE land-attack missile. The 3M-54TE1 is a 300-km-range weapon with a 400 kg warhead. The 3M-54TE is an improved version of this missile with a supersonic second stage. In its terminal attack phase it boosts to an impact speed of Mach 2+ - more than 700 m/sec - at a height of 5 to 10 m. The 3M-54TE has a 200 kg warhead and a maximum range of 220 km. Both missiles have a minimum range of 12 to 15 km. The land-attack component of the system is the 3M-14TE: a turbojet-powered cruise missile that carries a 450 kg warhead over 275 km.

Each Club-K CMS incorporates four missile tubes, elevated as a single unit to launch vertically from their transport container, dubbed the Universal Launching Module (ULM). The complete system requires a Combat Management Module (CMM) and Energy-Supply and Life-Support Module (ES&LSM). All of these components are housed in similar standardised container modules.

The Club-K ULM can be carried by and launched from commercial ships, flatbed railway trucks and regular articulated haulage vehicles. 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.

Promotional material for the Club-K shows the system being dispersed by 'Country X' across its road, rail and shipping networks to be launched in a combined attack against a large invasion force gathering in neighbouring 'Country Y'. The CMS is moved through a conventional port facility, where it is loaded onto ships, trains and trucks, all with conventional cargo handling equipment. It is only at the point of launch, when the ULM swings open, that the presence of the Club-K is betrayed.

The land-attack missiles are directed against airbases and vehicle yards by commercial satellite and mapping data, following multiple routes and attacking from unexpected directions. The anti-ship missiles are launched from unremarkable cargo ships to destroy the naval forces of 'Country Y' with no warning.

The developmental status of the Club-K is not clear, but its key components are already proven in the other deployed Club systems.

The Club-K is being actively promoted on the export market. It represents the next step in the increasingly vigorous efforts by Concern Morinformsystema-AGAT to develop the missile system, efforts that have already led to the air-launched Club-A and land-mobile Club-M weapons
Each Club-K CMS incorporates four missile tubes, elevated as a single unit to launch vertically from their transport container, dubbed the Universal Launching Module (ULM). The complete system requires a Combat Management Module (CMM) and Energy-Supply and Life-Support Module (ES&LSM). All of these components are housed in similar standardised container modules.

The Club-K ULM can be carried by and launched from commercial ships, flatbed railway trucks and regular articulated haulage vehicles. 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.

Promotional material for the Club-K shows the system being dispersed by 'Country X' across its road, rail and shipping networks to be launched in a combined attack against a large invasion force gathering in neighbouring 'Country Y'. The CMS is moved through a conventional port facility, where it is loaded onto ships, trains and trucks, all with conventional cargo handling equipment. It is only at the point of launch, when the ULM swings open, that the presence of the Club-K is betrayed.

The land-attack missiles are directed against airbases and vehicle yards by commercial satellite and mapping data, following multiple routes and attacking from unexpected directions. The anti-ship missiles are launched from unremarkable cargo ships to destroy the naval forces of 'Country Y' with no warning.

The developmental status of the Club-K is not clear, but its key components are already proven in the other deployed Club systems.

The Club-K is being actively promoted on the export market. It represents the next step in the increasingly vigorous efforts by Concern Morinformsystema-AGAT to develop the missile system, efforts that have already led to the air-launched Club-A and land-mobile Club-M weapons" (с)
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