From INS Kolkata LRSAM Barak 8 Missile has been successfully tested [ Current Affairs ]

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Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LRSAM) Barak 8 jointly developed by India and Israel was successfully test fired from INS Kolkata. The Indian Navy, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) have jointly carried out the test firing of the LRSAM and Israel Aerospace Industries.

  • With this it is proven milestone of enhancing Indian Navy’s Anti Air Warfare capability and also India-Israel relations.

About Barak 8 missile

LRSAM Barak 8 missile is named in Hebrew language which means Lightning.

It is defence missile which is advanced, long-range and air defence system.

Features of Barak 8 missile:

  • long range,
  • active radar seeker missile,
  • vertical launch and
  • Multiple simultaneous engagements.

DRDO has established dual pulse propulsion system especially for LRSAM along with other safety arm mechanisms for Solid Propulsion system.

The LRSAM programme consists of Missiles, Weapon Control System, MFSTAR (Radar), Vertical Launcher unit and two- way data link.

It has capability to counter a wide variety of air-borne threats such as anti-ship missiles, aircraft, UAVs and drones as well as supersonic cruise missiles.

With onboard of the Kolkata Class Destroyers Barak 8 missiles will be incorporated and also on all future major warships of the Indian Navy.

These missiles has Multi-Functional Investigation and also have Threat Alert Radar (MF STAR) which would provide these ships the capability to neutralize aerial threats at extended ranges.

- Published on: January 1, 2016