Exocet


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Exocet

(ˈɛksəʊˌsɛt)
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(Military) trademark a tactical missile with a high-explosive warhead, which is guided by computer and radar, travels at a very low altitude at high subsonic speed, and has a range of up to 70 km. It may be launched from a ship, aircraft, or submarine
[C20: from French, from New Latin Exocoetus volitans flying fish]
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Noun1.Exocet - a guided missile developed by the French government for use against ships
guided missile - a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices
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AWORD to the wise: BBC1's latest Exocet Missile in their autumn schedule.
By doubling the range to 180 kilometers with a ramjet engine that replaces solid-fuel propulsion, and by adding all-digital navigation, manufacturer MBDA (Paris, France) is giving the Block Ill version of the venerable Exocet antiship missile a coastal-attack capability that precisely targets rival Boeing's Harpoon Block II.
On May 4 1982, 20 people were killed and 24 injured when the ship was hit by an Exocet missile while it was on a scouting mission.
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Dad-of-four Dave, 56, who was thrown 10ft, said: "It was like an Exocet missile.
A FATHER who survived the Algarve beach drownings said the lethal waters which took the lives of three British parents was "like an Exocet".
Steve Bruce's side snatched a draw they didn't deserve against West Brom, whileWilliamGallas' injury time exocet sunk Spurs just when they thought they'd rode out a Chelsea storm.
Christopher and Jane Chanin, of Whinmoor Close, Prenton, created a website using images of the Grim Reaper and referred to Exocet missiles and the Vietcong during their financial dispute with chemical giant Unichem.
France, of course, is not a member of NATO and with regard to co-operation I seem to remember France provided the Exocet missiles during the Falklands conflict, that is an outstanding example of Mr Ashby's co-operation and inter-dependency.
IN HIS book Ordeal by Exocet, former HMS Glamorgan navigation officer Ian Inskip of Cornwall says John Whitton should have had a medal for saving the ship in the 1982 Falklands War.