State-owned Israel Aerospace Industries signs an additional contract worth $777 million to supply the Barak 8, LRSAM air and missile defense systems on 7 Indian navy ships.
State-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has won an additional $777 million contract to supply LRSAM air and missile defense systems to seven ships in the Indian navy, the company said on Wednesday.
The contract is with India’s state-owned Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), which is the main contractor in the project, IAI said.The LRSAM, part of the Barak 8 family, is an air and missile defense system used by Israel’s navy as well as India’s navy, air and land forces. Continue Reading »
Barak 8, vital in any future Israeli conflict with Hezbollah, is a jointly developed Indian-Israeli surface-to-air missile (SAM), designed to defend against any type of airborne threat including anti-ship missiles, cruise missiles and aircraft such as drones (UAVs) helicopters, and combat jets out to a maximum range of 70 km. has once more been successfully tested by the Indian government on Tuesday.
By Yoav Zitun
The Indian government performed another successful test of the Israeli Barak 8 surface-to-air missile (SAM) system Tuesday. More tests are expected to be conducted in the near future, according to a scientist from the Defense Research and Development Organization. Continue Reading »
India has become the 1st country in the world to incorporate the ‘Made in Israel’ ground-based Barak 8 defensive surface-to-air missile into its armed forces.
• The Barak 8, currently used by the Israeli navy, will shortly be incorporated into the German navy as well.
By Yoav Zitun
India carried out a successful test of the Israeli made Barak 8 surface to air missile last week. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), which produces the missile, carried out a successful joint test with the Indian Ministry of Defense and Indian Air Force. The test saw the SAM missile take out targets at mid-range, including hitting an “enemy drone.” Continue Reading »
Following third & final series of successful tests, Israel’s offshore gas interests will shortly receive the advanced Barak 8 missile defense system to counter all foreign threats.
By Raphael Poch
Head of the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) told Israeli press Wednesday that the newly developed ‘Barak 8’ system which will be installed on Israeli naval ships will be able to protect Israel’s offshore gas assets.
Test of Barak 8 Missile system – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
Following the successful tests of the new system in India, Yossi Weiss, CEO of the IAI, said that part of the mission of the project is to protect the Israeli offshore gas assets. Continue Reading »
WATCH TEST: The Israel Aerospace Industries long range surface-to-air Barak 8 missile system, jointly developed with India, is said to have cost $1.4 billion to develop, can intercept and eliminate aerial threats at extended ranges.
By Yoav Zitun, Reuters
India successfully test-fired on Wednesday the Barak 8, a new long range surface-to-air missile capable of countering aerial threats at extended ranges, which was jointly developed with Israel.
The Israeli Navy testing the Barak 8 system last month
The Israel Aerospace Industries, which held a successful test of the Barak 8 missile last month, said that the two tests held by the Indian Navy on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning complete a series of three consecutive tests which “reinforces the impressive operational capabilities of the system,” said IAI director Yossi Weiss. Continue Reading »