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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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Also Robert Carey took his initial Good Tidings to Zion aria at the speed of an Exocet missile.
Five years after her death, she confirms their Machiavellian plotting in a message delivered from beyond the grave with the precision of an Exocet missile.
Mr Whitton was serving on HMS Glamorgan in the Falklands when it was hit by an Exocet missile.
But as far as the Falklands War she showed the bulldog spirit like Churchill did in the Second World War, considering we were on the verge of defeat in the Falklands because Argentina had the Exocet missile and we didn't, the Junta were buying from the French at a million pounds a pop.
It was all fine until I suddenly heard what sounded like an Exocet missile.
1982: HMS Sheffield was struck by an Exocet missile during the Falklands War.
Papadopoulos expects would be to prepare the (anti-ship) Exocet missile batteries, or if that is included in the famous 'new strategy'," Disy said.
With combat-proven weapons such as the anti-ship Exocet missile and the long-range standoff cruise missile Storm Shadow/ SCALP--which displayed its superiority in recent coalition campaigns (notably Iraq and Libya)--MBDA has been able to establish its credentials on a worldwide stage.
Royal Navy cook David E Osborne of Old Colwyn (pictured) was killed after an Argentinian jet fired an Exocet missile into HMS Sheffield and it was engulfed in flames in 1982.
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This went into the media like an exocet missile and soon all of America and most of the world knew it and as a result our challenge faded.
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