On December 30, 2015 Indian Navy successfully conducted its first test of the Barak-8, a long-range surface-to-air missile (LRSAM) from INS Kolkata. The firing trial of the LR SAM has been jointly carried out by the Indian Navy, DRDO and Israel Aerospace Industries. Also Read - CBSE & ICSE Board Exams 2021: Top 7 Things to do For Preparation |Watch Video

Apart from the missile, the Barak – 8 system includes a Multi Functional Surveillance and Threat Alert Radar (MF STAR) for detection, tracking and guidance of the missile. Barak-8 is designed in a way to defend against short-to-long-range airborne threats, including fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, drones and projectiles. This is to note that Israel already conducted two firing trial of Barak-8. Also Read - CBSE Board Exam 2021: Tips to Cope Up With Stress For Children And Parents | Watch Video

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Barak-8 is jointly developed by the Indian Navy, India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation and Israel’s Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure, Elta Systems, Rafael and other companies.

Barak – 8 is a surface-to-air missile (SAM). It is designed in order to defend against any type of airborne threat. Barak – 8 missiles exists in both maritime and land-based versions. The first 32 Barak – 8 missile will be fitted on the Indian Navy destroyer INS Kolkata.

Barak 8 is based on the Barak 1 missile. It features an upgraded seeker which makes it equivalent to medium range naval systems like RIM-162 ESSM or SM-2 Standard.  The Barak – 8 system provides 360 degree coverage. It can take down an incoming missile as close as 500 meters away from the ship.

In November 2009, Israel signed a deal worth $1.1 billion to supply an upgraded tactical Barak 8 air defence system to India. Israel successfully tested its improved Barak II missile on July 30, 2009.

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