The French Navy conducted a successful missile test Exocet MM40 B3c on MBDA from the frigate Alsace on the shores of DGA EM on Island of the Levant.
Exocet MM40 B3c launch details
The event took place on September 20, 2023. The Exocet MM40 B3c represents the latest generation of anti-ship missiles in the family Exocet. Designed to integrate with various platforms such as surface ships, submarines helicopters previous variants of this missile are already in service with many global navies.
Eric Béranger, leader of MBDA expressed his satisfaction with the success of the trial and thanked both the DGA as well as the French Navy for their collaboration in this project.
Since its creation, the Exocet became the benchmark for anti-ship missiles. The B3c version includes continuous development and has advanced search technologies and algorithms developed to meet the modern challenges of maritime warfare.
History and evolution of the Exocet missile
The origin of Exocet dates back to 1967, when the company Nord its development began. Over time, business combinations produced the current missile design, which was inspired by the tactical air-to-ground missile. North AS-30.
MBDA continues the evolution of the Exocet, allowing it to adapt to changing battle scenarios without losing its effectiveness in any weather condition. she Exocet MM40 B3c is the answer to MBDA of contemporary threats, especially in areas of high electronic warfare.
MBDA: Leader of weapons systems
MBDA stands as a leading European conglomerate in weapons systems, with more than 14,000 employees and a presence in many European countries. Its mission is to support the sovereignty of countries such as France, Germany’s, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.
It is jointly owned by Airbus (37,5 %), BAE Systems (37,5 %) y Leonardo (25 %). Although it is a pan-European entity, it has maintained national divisions since its founding. Over the years, it has incorporated assets from various companies, proving itself once again as a base for the production of precision weapons.
Currently, MBDA cooperates with more than 90 armed forces worldwide and maintains various subsidiaries, including one of deer.