Israeli Navy Sa'ar 5-class corvettes are being refitted to carry the Barak 8. Indian Navy Kolkata class destroyers will also deploy this new missile.
The scenario began with launching the target. After being detected by the System's radar, the weapon system calculated the optimal interception point, launched the Barak-8 missile into its operational trajectory that acquired the target, and successfully intercepted it. All the weapon system's components met the test's goals successfully.
Dr. Avinash Chander, Head of DRDO and Scientific adviser to the Indian defense minister, said: "This is an important milestone in the cooperation between India and Israel and in the development of the Barak-8 advanced air defense system."
Rear Admiral (Res.) Ophir Shoham, head of Research and Development directorate in the IMOD: "The Barak-8 project expresses a constructive cooperation between the Indian DRDO, the Israeli DDR&D and both countries' Defense Forces; together they have all pushed forward this important program, overcoming technological challenges and earning achievements along the way."
Boaz Levi, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Systems, Missiles & Space Group said: "We're very satisfied with the test results. Its success is an important example to the fruitful collaboration between IMOD, defense industries in Israel and our customers in Israel and abroad."
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