Russian company unveils 'bomb in a box' cruise missile system

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  1. DrSomnath999
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    A Russian company has unveiled a unique "Pandora's Box" cruise missile system which is deployed and can be fired from a standard 40-foot shipping container, from ships, rail cars or even off the back of a truck.
    Morinformsystem-Agat JSC is marketing the system as a take-anywhere weapon able to destroy ships and attack land targets with the Novator Klub-K 3M-54TE missile, one of the deadliest cruise missiles in existence.
    "We call it Pandora's box," said a company representative at MAKS air show, where the weapon made its first appearance.
    The Club K missile system, containing four rounds, is self-contained in the sea container along with two crew members in a sealed cabin with their communications and targeting systems.
    The weapon is fed information from satellites, then raised to a vertical position from the container by hydraulic rams, and fired. It is then guided inertially to the approximate target area, up to 270 kilometers away, where it finds the target using radar.
    The missile then accelerates to around 700 meters per second to hit the target with its penetrator high-explosive warhead.
    The maker will not discuss potential customers but says the system has attracted "considerable interest" from abroad.
    Russian company unveils 'bomb in a box' cruise missile system | Defense | RIA Novosti
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    what a great cruise missile ,it means in future container ships can carry this type of missiles ,& it would really confuse & surprise the enemy as only war ships can carry this type of missiles.India should go for it man:rolleyes2:
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    I suppose every canister based missile can be configured to be launched like this....like Shaurya etc...

    But I think the back-blast or exhaust gases from the booster can damage the platform a great deal...What do you guys say?
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    simple thing the box or platform must be a made of some strong material that can with stand the back-blast or exhaust gases from the booster.
  5. A haseeb A
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    Yes...

    Alternatively,a box/container can be built around the launch canister/tube...
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    Pakistan has canister-based Babur SLCM...:devil::butcher:
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    It could be a "soft launch" system, where it is ejected from the launcher with compressed air or something to a safe distance before igniting rocket boosters.
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    u are damn right:biggthumpup:
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    uhh i am so scared:rofl:common grow up man
  10. A haseeb A
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    We really have...in the latest flight test the missile was launched through a canister/tube...

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    But there was of course no "soft launch"...

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