India Test-Fires Extended Range Barak 8 Missile

India Test-Fires Extended Range Barak 8 Missile 19 May, 2017

The Indian Navy has conducted the successful test of medium range surface-to-air missile Barak 8 from the INS Kochi, a Kolkata-class guided-missile destroyer. The test was conducted on Wednesday r validating the integration of the missile and the associated fire control system with the indigenously developed ship-borne combat management suite. The missile also tracked a low-flying high-speed target at enhanced range with pin-point accuracy.

Barak 8 is an advanced air defence system being jointly developed by Indian government-owned Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). The 4.5-meter-long missile can carry a payload of 60 kg.

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