16 Aug 2018: Indo-Israel missile defense system to be procured by Israeli Navy
The multi-purpose Barak-8 missile defense system, jointly developed by India and Israel, will be procured by Israeli Navy to protect its exclusive economic zones and strategic facilities from diversified threats in the marine arena, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said.
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.
Missile defense system: Israeli Navy's Sa'ar-6 Corvettes will be using the system
Israeli Navy's Sa'ar-6 Corvettes will be using the Barak-8 system.
The missile system has been jointly developed by IAI, India's DRDO, Israel's Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure, Elta Systems, Rafael, and some other Indian defense companies.
"The Barak-8 system was chosen after it was demonstrated to meet the operational requirements and future challenges faced by the Navy," the IAI said.
Total value: Sales for Barak-8 have exceeded $5 billion: IAI CEO
"Barak-8 is one of IAI's leading systems and a growth engine for IAI in sales to its customers," said IAI's CEO and President Joseph Weiss.
"The new deal adds to several Barak-8 contracts entered over the past few years with a total value of more than $5 billion, which is another feather in the system's glorious cap," said Weiss.
Multi-mission radar: Barak-8 incorporates a state-of-the-art phased array multi-mission radar
Designed to defend against a variety of short-to-long-range airborne threats, 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 operational system will help provide broad aerial and point defense against a wide range of threats to the marine arena.