Thursday, June 28, 2012

New Containerized Missile System on Show

Russia's Morinformsistema-Agat has unveiled a containerized system of its Club-K missile system using a new Kh-35UE cruise missile with a highly advanced target acquisition and seeker system, company representative Rostislav Atkov said on Wednesday at the Technology in Machine-Building 2012 exhibition at Zhukovsky near Moscow.
"We are demonstrating Club-K with the Kh-35UE cruise missile (NATO SS-N-25 Switchblade) for the first time, which differs from earlier versions due to its advanced target acquisition and seeker systems," Atkov said.
The company showed a similar system last year at the MAKS Moscow air show, but with four supersonic 3M54TE missiles in a container.
The containerized system allows flexibility in basing the system, which can even be sited on merchant ships, he said.
The system is not in service with the Russian armed forces, he noted. "However, we are in active talks with foreign clients from the Asia-Pacific region," he said, but declined to name them.

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