Club S submarine launched cruise missile family, includes the
3M-54E1 anti-ship missile and 3M-14E land attack versions, capable
of striking land and naval targets from a range of 275km. The
missile can be launched from standard torpedo tubes, from depth of
35 – 40 m' (130 feet),
cruise autonomously along a selected flight trajectory and, at a
speed of 240 m/sec, at an altitude of 20 meters (70 feet), and
when approaching the target, drops to a sea skimming level of 5 –
10 meters (20 - 30 feet).
The missile is equipped with a 400kg
warhead. One of the
key elements in the effectiveness of the new Club S is its active
radar seeker, the Args 14e designed by Radar MMS of St.
Petersburg. This 40 kg system radar system is employed in the
terminal phase, less than 20km ahead of the target, to provide
target detection, selection and guidance. The seeker is designed
for high resistance to ECM, and is designed to operate as a single
missile or in salvos firing.
Russia is promoting the Amur-950 (Lada
class) diesel electric submarine, armed with the Club-S cruise
missile system capable of hitting underwater, surface and land