Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Qatari Navy Buys Block-3 Exocets

The Qatari Navy is to equip its Vita-class patrol boats with MBDA's latest version of the Exocet MM40 surface-to-surface missile. No value has been given for the deal.The four 56-meter patrol vessels, built by the British in the 1990s, already carry an earlier version of the weapon.
The new missiles, updated to the new Block 3 standard, will add to a weapons suite that already includes 76mm gun, Mistral surface-to-air missiles and the rapid-fire 30mm Goalkeeper close in weapon system.The Block 3 weapon has already been ordered by the French Navy and Qatar's regional neighbors Oman, the United Arab Emirates and


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