The multi-purpose Barak 8 missile defense system, jointly developed by India and Israel, will be procured by the Israeli Navy to protect its economic zones and strategic facilities from diversified threats and the sales for it have exceeded USD 5 billion.
The missile system has been jointly developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), India’s DRDO, Israel’s Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure, Elta Systems, Rafael and some other Indian defense companies.
Barak-8 is an operational air and missile defense system used by the Israeli Navy as well as by the Indian Navy and air forces.
Israeli Navy’s Sa’ar-6 corvettes will be using the system to protect Israel’s exclusive economic zone and strategic facilities which are faced with diversified threats in the marine arena, the IAI said in a statement.
Designed to defend against a variety of short-to-long-range airborne threats, including fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, drones and projectiles, Barak-8 incorporates a state-of-the-art phased array multi-mission radar, two-way data link, and a flexible command and control system, enabling users to simultaneously engage multiple targets day and night and in all weather conditions.
The successfully operational system will help provide broad aerial and point defense against a wide range of threats to the marine arena from the air, sea or land.