|Operator:||Bahrain||Egypt||Israel||Saudi Arabia||Turkey||United Arab Emirates|
|Status:||In Service||In Service||In Service||In Service||In Service||In Service|
|Cost:||$40 million in 1984 for first 16 missiles.|
|Acquired:||1997 – 1998||1984 – 2002||1980 – 2002||1980 – 1983||1978 – 2002||1998 – 2005|
|Country of origin:||United States|
|Manufacturer:||McDonnell Douglas (Now Boeing)|
|Range:||80.78 miles (130 km)|
|Warhead:||Single warhead: 489.43 lbs (222 kg) HE blast penetration|
|Weight:||1503.55 lbs (682 kg)|
|Length:||14.44 ft (4.64 m)|
|Diameter:||1.11 ft (34 cm)|
|Wingspan:||36 inches (91.4 cm)|
|Propellant:||Launch: Solid-fueled rocket booster in an A/B44G-2 or -3 booster section|
|Cruise: Teledyne/CAE J402-CA-400 turbojet|
|Guidance System:||Active radar homing to detect and track enemy vessels; inertial navigation used until missile reaches target area.|
|Accuracy:||Over 90% success rate|
|Launch Platform:||Surface launched (Ship or land-based) using the Mk 140 or 141 launch canister|
|Oliver Hazard Perry class||Descubierta class||Sa’ar 5 class||Badr class||Oliver Hazard Perry class||Abu-Dhabi class|
|Oliver Hazard Perry class||Sa’ar 4.5 class||Al-Siddiq class||Dogan class|
|Knox class||Barbaros class|
|Misc:||*Some missiles may have been upgraded or were not designated as an improved variant when ordered/delivered.|
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