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MM40 Block 3 Exocet  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 16 December 2010
Total Production: 45
Also Known As: MM40 B3
Origin: France
Corporations: MBDA
Parent System: Exocet
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1975
Total Production: 4,045
Family Members: AM39 Exocet, MM38 Exocet, MM40 Exocet, MM40BC Exocet and SM39 Exocet
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Description: The combat-proven Exocet is a sea-skimming, subsonic, fire-and-forget, anti-ship missile. It entered service in 1975 with the French Navy. The guidance system consists of an inertial navigation system and an active radar seeker for the terminal phase. Exocet features a 165 kg shaped charge warhead. It is one of the most popular anti-ship missiles in the western hemisphere. More than 3,300 Exocet missiles have been produced for 33 countries.

The MM40 Block 3 is the latest, and extremely advanced, Exocet derivative featuring added coastal attack capability, while enhances the proven long range anti-ship capability of the MM40 missile. A new propulsion system will be provided to the Block 3 missile to extend its operational range out to 180 km. Block 3 missiles will be fully compliant with evolving vertical launch requirements.

Block 3's new airframe will feature reduced radar (RCS) and Infrared (IR) signatures as well as enhanced maneuverability allowing flight stealth conditions for increased survivability. The guidance package will combine GPS/INS and a new J-band seeker providing new attack profiles and reduced jam vulnerability. The Block 3 will be armed with a new warhead to better adapt to the coastal attack role.

The new MM40 Block 3 missile will be available in 2006. MBDA is marketing the Block 3 as an upgrade kit for retrofitting to existing MM40 missiles. The French Navy intends to upgrade currently deployed Exocet MM40 Block 2 missiles to the Block 3 standard.

MM40 Block 3 Exocet Applications

Cannons & Gear Sylver A-70 Fighting Ships Darussalam Doha Falaj 2 FREMM ASM FREMM FREDA FTI Gowind 2500 Horizon Nakhoda Ragamou Tarik ben Ziyad Vita

MM40 Block 3 Exocet Specifications

Max Range: 180 kilometer (97 nautical mile)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

MM40 Block 3 Exocet News

There are 13 news between
10 Feb 2004 and 24 Oct 2019
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Thursday, October 24, 2019Naval Group Starts Construction of First FDI Frigate for the French Navy
Friday, May 12, 2017Tactical Missiles Corporation Outlines Advantages of Kh-35UE Anti-Ship Missile
Thursday, September 1, 2016Qatar and MBDA Ink Contract for Marte ER and MM40 Exocet Block 3 Coastal Defense Missiles
Wednesday, June 29, 2016Qatar Emiri Navy Orders MM40 Block 3, Aster 30 Block 1 and VL Mica Missiles
Wednesday, March 30, 2016Qatar Signs MoU with MBDA for Exocet and Marte ER Coastal Defense Systems
Wednesday, May 20, 2015French Navy FREMM Frigate Fires a Naval Cruise Missile
Wednesday, December 22, 2010French Navy Takes Delivery of First Four MM40 B3 Exocet Missiles
Friday, April 30, 2010Qatar Selects Exocet MM40 Block 3 Anti-Ship Missile for its Vita-Class Patrol Boats
Wednesday, May 6, 2009All Four French and Italian Horizon-class Frigates Gather at La Spezia
Tuesday, January 20, 2009MBDA to Upgrade 45 Exocet Block 2 to Block 3 Missile Standard for the French Navy

Operators & Related Equipment

Missiles ordered for four Gowind class corvettes

Grand Total 938
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