Russian Cruise Missiles in America?

This is another of those WTF stories.
A Russian weapons company is marketing a new missile system called the Club-K that is hidden inside an ordinary shipping container. It can turn a ship, train or truck into a long range missile launcher. This means that cruise missiles can be unloaded onto the shipping docks of the United States, or carried in trucks coming across the Mexican and Canadian borders — all without our knowledge.
To top it off, the feds didn’t even know about the Club-K until a local TV station in Atlanta broke the story! Worse still, this was reported last October by Atlanta TV station, Channel 2 WSB, but it’s only now getting more widely disseminated, thanks to blogger notalemming on YourDaddy’sPolitics.
Good grief, what’s happening to America? Sigh….
H/t beloved fellows Tina & Anon.
~Eowyn

 

A Russian cruise missile


 

WSBTV.com – October 28, 2010
ATLANTA — A Russian weapons company is marketing a new missile system that is hidden inside an ordinary shipping container. It can turn a ship, train or truck into a long range missile launcher. Channel Two Action News anchor Justin Farmer investigated the threat and found officials at the Port of Savannah had never heard of the Club K Missile system. 
It sounds like something out of a James Bond movie. A hidden cruise missile that can transform a shipping container into a missile launcher. The problem is it’s real and a Russian weapons company is advertising it for sale to anyone who has the cash to pay for it. Channel Two Action News went to the Port of Savannah to find out how the feds are combating this potential threat. They did not even know about it, until Farmer told them.  
The promotional video for the Club K Missile system is part of the marketing campaign by a private, Russian-based weapons manufacturer. The cruise missile system is hidden in a 40-foot shipping container. It can fire four long range satellite-guided missiles from a ship, train or tractor-trailer.  
The Club K is being marketed at international weapons shows as a military weapon. In the hands of a terrorist group the container could easily be smuggled into the United states. It is so new most international security experts have never heard of it.
“To look at an entire weapons system that can be put on a cargo ship and deployed is frightening,” said Brent Brown an international security consultant, “It is a pretty devastating piece of technology that could have all kinds of collateral damange.” 
The Port of Savannah is the fourth largest in the nation; moving over three million containers a year. A Club K Missile system fired from a container at the Port of Savannah could easily reach Atlanta 250 miles away. Customs and Border protection are responsible for port security. Farmer asked the Directors of Customs and Border Protections if he was aware of the weapons. Director John Porter replied, “I am now.”
Just how does the Federal government check millions of containers? Customs says that they carefully monitor the paperwork of every container. They said that it is largely done at the port of origin overseas. They admit, while they have the latest in x-ray technology, it is simply not realistic to scan all cargo. Thousands of containers are off loaded from ships like this one but just a fraction go through machines. “If you are not checking 100% that it is a hole in the system,” said Brown.
Every truck is check for radiation as it leaves the Savannah port, but the Club K Missile can be either nuclear or hold conventional explosives that would not trip these detectors. Savannah authorities told us they believe the Club K would not make it through either way. “Our systems in place would detect such an anomaly,” said Porter.  
“It is extremely troubling, it’s extremely troubling,” said retired general now defense industry consultant David Poythress. Poythress added that the military has quietly been working on technology to defend against a Club K cruise missile-type system. “It’s a huge threat. A cruise missile launch from a vessel, off-shore against an urban population,” said Poythress.  
Janes Defense Weekly estimates the price tag on the Club K Missile is between $10-20 million. The Russian company that makes the weapon has refused interviews. They have issued statements saying the Club-K is not being marketed to terrorists and is meant for use on military ships. The company also claims to have nations in Latin America and the Asia pacific region interested in weapon.


And here’s a Club-K sales video with company contact info!
[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xupOQSvnas]

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Magic Horn
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Magic Horn

Makes you wonder about those tractor trailers recently being escorted by highway patrol cars down the interstates? Thank you for the information.

josephbc69
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Incredible! The Russkis beat us in the missile marketing race!! Heads must roll!!! Maybe we’re No 2, but we try harder? And China’s only #3, but the price is right, even if quality control is less than perfect. As for Israel, who knows what is? Ask the Mossad how to make war by deception…. Look for the Pentagon’s upcoming adverts re the developing container missile crisis and race, with a budget of 500 billion of your tax dollars. War without end, for peace in our time! More to the point, weather, politics, and crop failures are combining more frequently to… Read more »

igor
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igor

wow i want one… well when you dumb things down you can’t help but have
dumb people running things… dumb president, dumb administrators, dumb dumb de dumb dumb. dumb attorney general.

tina
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more Incompetence!

erinyes
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erinyes

CRAP!! Now I know why my home owner’s association dues went up.

Paula
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Paula

So they’re scanning and searching individuals at the airport, yet on the other hand an entire weapons system has an enormous possibility of getting into the country without being scanned!

tina
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I’m with you Joesph.

Dave
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Dave

Wow, I live in Atlanta and this is the first I have heard of this.
Scary.
-Dave