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Barak 8 Test Fire

Barak 8 Test Fire September 21, 2016


India test-fired the Barak 8 medium-range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM), a product of the joint development between India's Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, on 20 September. Defence sources said the missile was fired against a pilot-less target aircraft (PTA) to gauge the killing efficiency of the system and it achieved a direct hit. The missile is designed to defend against any type of airborne threat including aircraft, helicopters, anti-ship missiles, and UAVs. The system includes a Multi-Functional Surveillance and Threat Alert Radar for detection, tracking and guidance of the missile. Each Barak system, costs about $24 million. 

 

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