The Indian Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved purchase of Barak surface-to-air missiles for the navy among other proposals for an estimated $132 million.
The new missiles are urgently needed to replace the current ones which have completed their shelf life. The procurement of Barak missiles was approved with a categorisation of “Buy Global” under the option clause from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd, an unnamed ministry source was quoted as saying by the Hindu Tuesday.
India’s sole aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya carried out the maiden test of the newly installed Barak short range surface-to-air missile last month.
Barak 8 is an Indian-Israeli surface-to-air missile (SAM), designed to defend against any type of airborne threat including aircraft, helicopters, anti-ship missiles, and UAVs as well as cruise missiles and combat jets out to a maximum range of 70 km. However, the missile has been increased to a maximum range of 90 km following "range upgrade discussions" between India and Israel during November 2014.
The other deals include procurement of expendable Bathy thermograph systems for the Navy to detect temperature changes under water through the foreign military sales route from the US and procurement of equipment to counter mines in the sea, a repeat order, worth ₹311 crore ($47 million).
Indias sole aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya on Friday has carried out the maiden test of the newly installed Barak short range surface-to-air missile. “During the firing carried out in the Arabian Sea, the missile was fired against a live, low-flying, high-speed target
Israel Aerospace Industries has test fired Barak-8 surface-to-air missile that can engage multiple targets even during severe saturation scenarios. Test fired at sea to verify its capabilities, the Barak-8 is operated by the armed forces of Israel and India for defense against airborne threats, including fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aircraft, anti-ship missiles, and cruise missiles,
india's Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday has commissioned the third indigenously designed guided missile destroyer ‘INS Chennai that is armed with supersonic surface-to-surface BrahMos missiles and Barak-8 long range surface-to-air missiles. Built at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd in Mumbai, the ships construction also marks the end of the Project 15A to build Kolkata-class guided missile destroyers,
India has test fired Barak-8 surface-to-air missile (SAM), developed jointly with Israel. The 4
India test-fired new Barak surface-to-air missile, developed jointly with Israel, with a strike range up to 70 km for the third consecutive time in two days. “The test was successful
Israeli Aerospace Industries unveiled operational concept of a special one meter-long rocket accelerator that will double the range of Barak 8 missile system. The rocket accelerator will enable the missiles to intercept threats from a distance of 150 kms
Indias defence ministry on Tuesday approved the purchase of 131 Barak missiles and associated equipment for the Indian Navy at a cost of Rs 460 crore (US$72 million), a ministry press release states. The ministry also cleared procurement of 240 precision-guided munitions or bombs, at a cost of Rs
Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) expects new orders from India and several other customers for the Barak-8 missile system, considered the single most valuable defence export from Israel. With a US$2
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