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IAI to Provide Barak-8 Missiles for Navy’s Sa’ar Corvettes
Land-based Barak-8 missile defense system (Image: IAI)

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) has entered into an agreement to provide Barak-8 advanced defense systems to Israel Navy’s Sa’ar-6 corvettes.

The systems will be used to protect Israel's exclusive economic zone and strategic facilities which are faced with diversified marine threats. The contract was led by the navy, Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) and the procurement administration in Israel's Ministry of Defense, Globes reported Wednesday.

The Barak-8 system was chosen after it was demonstrated to meet the operational requirements and future challenges faced by the Navy.

Barak-8 is an operational air and missile defense system used by the Israeli navy as well as by the India's navy and air forces. It provides broad Aerial and point defense against a wide range of threats to the marine arena from the air, the sea or the land. The system integrates several advanced state-of-the-art systems as, digital radar, command and control, launchers, interceptors with modern RF seekers, aata link and system-wide connectivity.

The Barak-8 was developed by IAI in collaboration with Israel's DDR&D, India’s DRDO (Defense Research and Development Organization), the navies of both countries, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., IAI’s ELTA Group and local industries in India.

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