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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2018 9:31 p.m. PST

"Russia's military spending cannot match the Kremlin's ambitions. Western sanctions and low gas prices forced a 20-percent cut to the Russian military budget in 2017, bedeviling a host of military projects. However, Russia is looking at cheap and easy ways to equip its forces particularly the navy with sophisticated weapons.

Specifically, modular weapons that can easily swap in and out of different ships with the most well-known example being Club-K anti-ship missiles hidden inside shipping containers, which Russia offers for sale to export customers. Any coastal defense force on a budget can have a well-camouflaged warship killer hidden in a civilian port…."
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ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa17 Jun 2018 8:02 a.m. PST

I wonder how they decide who gets the guided missile system this week?

Ghostrunner17 Jun 2018 8:07 a.m. PST

There's a very good reason not to hide your military among your civilians.

People keep forgetting that and then scream about what inevitably happens next.

Striker17 Jun 2018 8:56 a.m. PST

I read about that type of thing months ago. Part of a discussion on coastal defense. The same type of thing for land based systems where you dot them along a coast (or island) and have one control box.

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