Israel-Indian missile system Barak 8 carries out successful trial in Indian Ocean
“Trial will benefit both the Indian and Israeli navies,” CEO of IAI says.
The Israeli-Indian developed Barak 8 missile system carried out two successful interceptions from an Indian Navy ship over the past day.
Israel Aerospace Industries said the weapons system successfully hit its target and completed a series of three tests that demonstrate its readiness.
Yossi Weiss, CEO of IAI, said the interceptors were fired from the heart of the Indian Ocean from an Indian Navy ship, striking their targets successfully.
Weiss described the trial as a “most impressive technological achievement” that will benefit both the Indian and Israeli navies, both of which are expected to receive the system in a fully operational mode soon.
The Indian ship that was used to fire the interceptors is significantly larger than the Sa’ar 5-type Israel Navy corvette used for a similar recent trial of the Barak 8.
The missile system is designed to protect naval ships and offshore gas rigs from hostile aircraft, missiles and rockets.
The system’s advanced digital phased-array radar, dubbed Barak Adir by the navy, is produced by Israel Aerospace Industries, the primary contractor.
IAI also makes the system’s fire control station, while the interceptor missile is produced by Rafael.
The project has been in joint Israeli and Indian
FOR ENTIRE ARTICLE CLICK LINKClick here for the Top 12 Moments in Jewish History...LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN! »