[Ed. Note: You can read Part 1, here.]
Russian propagandists are wasting no time in responding to recent media reports concerning a Russian weapons manufacturer that is marketing a devastating new cruise missile system, called "The Club-K", a weapon which could easily be used by rogue elements to wipe out US aircraft carriers and military installations.
Western defense experts say the missile system - manufactured by Novator, and its parent company, Concern Morinformsystem-Agat - is designed to be concealed as a standard 40ft shipping container that cannot be identified until it is activated. Iran and Venezuela have already shown an interest in the Club-K Container Missile System. A marketing film [produced by the company] shows Club-K containers stowed on ships, trucks and trains as a neighboring country prepares to invade with American style military equipment. (Telegraph - UK)
Novator, has already agreed to provide Iran - the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism - with the S-300 long range surface-to-air missile system.
Nevertheless, despite all evidence to the contrary [including the aforementioned marketing film], Concern Morinformsystem-Agat, issued both a brazen and disingenuous press release on Monday asserting that the 'Club-K' can not be used from a "container ship or truck" and that the "system eliminates the possibility of unauthorized arms transfer to the terroristic organizations and regimes.":
The Club-K System is designated first of all for installation on the ships called up for military service in the case of threat. The professionals understand perfectly well that it is impossible to use such system from any container ship or truck.Apparently, the marketing film showing the missiles being fired from ordinary trucks and trains was merely a practical joke. Ahem... It should be noted, though, that the company's own website explicitly states that the "Club-K Missile System can be installed on... railway and automobile platforms." Hmmm... Oh, well, back to the press release:
The development of Club-K System was based first of all on the fact that not all the countries are able to afford such expensive “toys” for their fleet as corvettes, frigates, destroyers, cruisers and other vigorous ships equipped with missile weapon. But nobody has the right to deprive it of the opportunity to have its power of sovereignty. Moreover the potential aggressor should keep in mind that he can suffer unacceptable damage. [Hmmm...]That last sentence appears to be a Freudian slip of the tongue. Let's read that one more time:
In Russia there is the strictest export control system that prove-outs clearly the process of selling of weapon and dual technologies, this system eliminates the possibility of unauthorized arms transfer to the terroristic organizations and regimes.
Hereby to our point of view the Club-K Container Missile System does not only promote terrorism, but on the contrary it is designed for effective counter measures of state terrorism.
The Club-K Container Missile System does not only promote terrorism, but on the contrary it is designed for effective counter measures of state terrorism."Hmmm. In any case, I think what they're trying to say is that they have no intention of selling the S-300 and the Club-K to countries that sponsor terrorism, but rather to countries like Iran, who desperately need these weapons to defend themselves against state sponsors of terrorism. Ahem....
I'm happy the company was able to clear that one up.
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