Barak-8 Hits Target

YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia Staff) -

The test firing of a joint Israel-India air defense system on Monday was successful, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced.

The Barak-8 Air and Missile Defense System shot down a target that simulated an incoming hostile aircraft.

The missile, which has been under development for several years, has been designed to protect Israel Navy ships from a range of aerial threats, including Yakhont Surface to Sea guided missiles in the possession of Hizbullah.

The IAI is working together with India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), and is also slated for deployment by the Indian military.

“The current test validated all components of the weapon system to the satisfaction of the customer representatives. Israeli specialists and Indian scientists, including IMOD’s and DRDO’s representatives participated in the test, along with both countries’ armed forces officers,” IAI said in a statement.

IAI saya it is “moving towards systematic production of the Barak-8.”