MM38 Exocet

Status: In Service Unknown In Service
Number: 50 4 25
Cost: Unknown
Acquired: 1981-2002 1978 2002
General Specs:
Country of origin: France
Manufacturer: Developed by Nord Aviation and Aerospatiale
Now produced by MBDA
Introduced: 1975; Production began in 1979
Class: Medium range anti-ship missile; fire and forget
Range: 23.61 miles (38 km)
Warhead: 363.76 lbs (165 kg) high-explosive, delayed impact warhead fitted with a proximity fuse
Speed: Mach 1
Weight: 1620.4 lbs (735 kg)
Length: 17.06 ft (5.2 m)
Diameter: 1.15 ft (0.35 m)
Wingspan: 3.28 ft (1 m)
Propellant: Solid fuel
Guidance System: Inertial system in the first part of the flight; when within 12-15 km from target, automatic homing radar seeks the target, picks it up, directs the missile.
Launch Platform: Surface launched from a variety of vessels and coastal defense systems.
The missile is launched at a slight elevation (about 15 degrees). The launch platform feeds target data to the missile.
Floreal class Burak class
Okba class
Misc: Radar altimeter maintains altitude;
Exocet means Flying Fish in French


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