Israel: The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), in collaboration with the Israeli Ministry of Defence (IMOD), conducted a successful test of the Barak-8 Air & Missile Defence System. According to Defence Daily, Barak-8 is advanced groundbreaking air and missile defence system that provides ultimate protection against a variety of aerial platforms, both land and naval scenarios. It has been designed jointly with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in India and is used by the Indian defence forces. The system includes an advanced Phased Array digital radar, command and control, vertical launchers and missiles carrying a highly advanced seeker.
Barak-8 is regarded as an extensive project by the IMOD and is led by IAI, the prime contractor, in collaboration with IMOD’s Directorate of Defence Research and Development (DDR&D), ELTA Systems – IAI’s group and subsidiary, RAFAEL Advanced Defence Systems, and other defence industries. The current test validated all components of the weapon system to the satisfaction of the customer representatives.
Source: Defence Daily