The French Navy’s FREMM DA Alsace frigate launched the latest MBDA Exocet missile, the Mer-Mer 40 Block 3c (MM40 B3c) featuring a digital seeker, on Sept. 20, 2023.
The test took place off the coast of the DGA missile test centre (DGA EM) of Ile du Levant, missile maker MBDA said today.
Exocet MM40 B3c is the latest generation of MBDA’s Exocet family of anti-ship missiles for integration on a variety of platforms including surface ships, submarines, fast jets, helicopters and coastal batteries.
The B3c generation builds on improvements made to Exocet throughout its service. This latest missile benefits from new seeker technology and the development of new algorithms designed to meet the latest operational requirements of anti-ship warfare.