Russia Reveals New 'Container Missile'
Russia has unveiled a new and advanced variation of a cruise missile that can be launched from a standard naval container, which Israel is concerned will find its way into the hands of terror organizations.
IsraelDefense revealed the development of the system last year, but has recently become more vigilant due to the development of the 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 the given target.
The missile variant, which according to the Russian developer, possesses an advanced guidance system. While the company has stated that the system is not in military use, it has confirmed that several countries have shown an interest in obtaining 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 have expressed concern over Russia’s desire to market its systems, saying it is likely that terror organizations may be able to get hold of the “container missile” system and attack population centers from within cargo ships.