New Delhi : Indian Navy will soon test fire a long-range surface-to-air missile, jointly developed by India and Israel, aiming to enhance its capabailities against incoming missiles, planes and drones.
If the test is successful, it will pave the way for final installation of Barak 8 missile on board Indian warships.
The missile had undergone a sucessful test in Israel last November. “The test will be held during the comming monsoon so that actual operating challenge is created,” defence sources said adding that it would be held on INS Kolkata. The launchers and radars to track the missile are already in place, reports PTI.
The test will be conducted against an incoming missile by the Navy.
Barak 8 is an upgraded version of the Barak system both countries already use.
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