#IndianNavy will soon test fire a long-range surface-to-air missile, jointly developed by #India and #Israel, aiming to enhnace its capabailities against incoming missiles, planes and drones. If the test is sucessful, it will pave the way for final intsllation of Barak 8 missile on board Indian #warships. The missile had undergone a sucessful test in Israel last November. The missile is being jointly developed by Israel Aerospace Industries, India's #DRDO, Israel's Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure, #Elta
Systems, Rafael and other companies. The state-run Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) will series-produce the 70 km-range #Barak8, with 32 missiles to be initially fitted onto #INSKolkata. Barak 8 is considered to be a major asset for Indian Navy because it adds a potent system designed to destroy any anti-ship missile launched by Pakistani or Chinese navy. Key to Barak 8's ability to intercept incoming missiles is Israel-made MF-STAR radar system which is capable of simultaneously tracking hundreds of airborne targets to a range of more than 250 kilometres.