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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Since entering service in 1972, almost 4000 MBDA Exocet family AShMs have been sold to at least 35 countries.
The powerful ships also boast MBDA Exocet MM40 anti-ship missiles with a 70 km range, as well as Seawolf missiles, which have a range of up to six kilometres against aircraft or missiles.
In the wake of Malaysia, which between 2007 and 2009 received two French-built Scorpene-class submarine armed with Wass Black Shark heavy torpedoes and MBDA Exocet antiship missiles, then Vietnam with six Kilo-class platforms from Russia, Indonesia has acquired three new Type-209/1400 from South Korean DSME in addition to the modernised Cakra-class (Type-209/1300) submarines.
The weapon package includes one Oto Melara 76/62 mm Super Rapido main gun, two DCNS Sylver A43 8-cell VLS for 16 MBDA Aster 15s and in the near future two Sylver A70 VLS for 16 MdCN, two MU-90 torpedo launchers and eight MBDA Exocet Block 3 anti-ship missiles (ASM), plus two Nexter Narwhal 20mm remotely operated turrets, though the latter will be introduced with the second of class.
One of the main thrusts of future developments appears to be on low-cost targets to simulate anti-ship missiles: high-subsonic weapons such as the MBDA Exocet, and Russia's supersonic SS-N-22 and -27.