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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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The Barak-I systems are targeted at defending Indian Navy vessels against approaching sea-skimming missiles, including Exocets and Harpoons, in addition to high-altitude targets including aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles.
At one point, a furious Thatcher warned the president it could have "disastrous" consequences for the entire Nato alliance if a fresh consignment of the French-built Exocets was allowed to reach Argentina.
But the archives show she privately warned him it could have "disastrous" consequences for the entire NATO alliance if a fresh consignment of French-built Exocets was allowed to reach Argentina.
Meanwhile foreign secretary Francis Pym authorised the British ambassador in Tehran "discreetly" to open negotiations with the regime of Ayatollah Khomeini for the purchase of a batch of Exocets the Iranians were rumoured to have captured from Iraq.
Meanwhile foreign secretary Francis Pym authorised negotiations with Iran for the purchase of Exocets captured from Iraq.
Other products in the catalogue include the MM39/MM40 Exocets and the latest Block 3 version deployed on the Hellenic Navy's Roussen class ships, and the Sea Skua used on board the Kuwaiti Navy's Combattante BR-42.
In 1987, an Iraqi pilot fired two Exocets into the USS Stark, a frigate and one of the smallest US warships.
Unlike the Sheffield and Atlantic Conveyor, sunk during the previous month by airlaunched Exocets, Glamorgan remained afloat, making her the first ship in history to survive an Exocet hit.
The letters contained references to the Grim Reaper as 'a clear symbol of death', as well as disturbing 'warlike' and 'death orientated' mentions of Exocets and the Vietcong.
The French Navy's existing Block 2 MM40 Exocets will be upgraded to the Block 3 standard.