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Azerbaijan has successfully test-fired Israeli-made Barak-8 long-range surface-to-air missile 12812163.


| 2016
Defence & Security News - Azerbaidjan
 
Azerbaijan has successfully test-fired Israeli-made Barak-8 long-range surface-to-air missile.
Azerbaijan has successfully test-fired the newly developed, Israeli-produced Barak 8 long-range surface-to-air missile developed jointly by Israel and India. In May 2016, reports from Azerbaijan has confirmed the purchase of the Barak-8 missile systems from Israel.
     
Azerbaijan has successfully test-fired the newly developed, Israeli-produced Barak 8 long-range surface-to-air missile developed jointly by Israel and India. In May 2016, reports from Azerbaijan has confirmed the purchase of the Barak-8 missile systems from Israel. Barak-8 launcher unit at Paris Air Show in June 2013.
     
Barak-8, jointly developed by Israel aerospace industries (IAI) and the DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) in India, is an advanced groundbreaking air and missile defense system which provides ultimate protection against a variety of aerial platforms, in both land and naval scenarios.

The BARAK-8 is designed to destroy any types of aerial threats as aircraft, helicopters, anti-ship missiles, and UAVs as well as cruise missiles and combat jets from a range of 70 to 150 km.

The system includes an advanced Phased Array digital radar, command and control, vertical launchers and missiles carrying a highly advanced seeker.

The Barak 8 also includes a battle management, command, control, communication and intelligence center (BMC4I); vertical launch system with Barak 8 interceptor missiles; and a multi-function surveillance, track & guidance radar (MF-STAR).

According IAI sources, the Barak-8 is considered as the equal to the American Patriot air defense system.
 

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