Moscow-based Concern Morinformsystem – AGAT displays two models illustrating how the Club K Container Missile System uses ordinary 40-foot cargo containers to conceal a variety of anti-ship and land-attack missiles. (Wendell Minnick/Staff)
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA — This year’s Defence Services Asia (DSA) exhibition, being held in Kuala Lumpur from April 14-17, was full of surprises this year. There were plenty of “lord of war” types roaming about, uncomfortable Ukrainian arms dealers trying to ignore the Russian booth next door, and an assortment of third world despots roaming around.
One disconcerting exhibit was by Moscow-based Concern Morinformsystem – AGAT, which displayed two models illustrating how the Club K Container Missile System uses ordinary 40-foot cargo containers to conceal a variety of anti-ship and land-attack missiles.
The containers can be hidden in plain sight aboard cargo ships, trains, and flat-bed trucks. Missile systems that can be fitted into a cargo container include the vertical-launched 3M-54KE, 3M-54KE1, inclined-launched Kh-35UE anti-ship missiles, and vertical-launched 3M-14KE (SS-N-30A) and inclined-launched Kh-35UE land-attack missiles (Note to reader: E = export, U = trainer, K = container).
A brochure of the Club-K system also shows an unidentified UAV helo for use as target verification and damage assessment.
Sources indicate they have not yet sold the container system.