Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Exocet Missile hit by the Super Vita-type FAC of the Hellenic Navy

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On May 29 2006 two Hellenic / Greek navy Super Vita-type FAC(M)s, the HS Rousen (P-67) and HS Daniolos (P-68), each fired one MBDA MM-40 Block 2 Exocet Surface-to-Surface missile against HS Nearchos (D-219), the former USS Waddell DDG-24, a decommissioned Charles F. Adams Class guided missile destroyer.

The missile shot by HS Rousen ran a 64 km straight course, while that from HS Daniolos, ran a 44 km dog-leg course. Also taking part were a Sikorsky S-70B Aegean Hawk helicopter, which fired a Hellfire II air-to-surface missile and HS Triton (S-112), a Type 209/1100 submarine, which fired a SST-4 torpedo.

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M)s or 62m Roussen Class fast attack craft are the Hellenic navy's latest ships. Meant primarily for use in the Aegean Sea, their weapons include one Oto Breda Super Rapid 76mm gun, two Oto Breda 30mm guns, a Ramsys GMWS Mk31 RAM (Rolling Airframe Missile)16 cells w/surface-to-air capability, and 8 Exocet ITL70A surface-to-surface missiles. The ship is also fitted with the Tacticos combat management system. Countermeasures include Argo Systems AR900 electronic support measures system and the Sippican SRBOC decoy launcher. The main propulsion system is four MTU 20V 538 TB93 diesels, 18,740hp, in two machinery spaces, each driving a fixed-pitch propeller. The maximum speed is 35kt and the range is in excess of 1,800nm at 12kt

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