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India-Israel co-developed LRSAM missile successfully tested

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Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) aka Barak 8 missile was successfully flight-tested for the first time from an Israeli Naval Platform and it achieved the desired goal by hitting the incoming target. The missile is co-developed by India and Israel.

  • The trial test was undertaken by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in the presence of Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) scientists.

India-Israel co-developed LRSAM missile successfully testedAbout Barak 8

ManufacturerRafael Advanced Defense Systems & Bharat Dynamics Limited
Weight275 kg
Length4.5 m
Speed680 m/s

It is designed to defend against any type of airborne threat including aircraft, helicopters, anti-ship missiles, and UAVs as well as cruise missiles and combat jets.

  • Its main features are long range, active radar seeker missile, vertical launch and multiple simultaneous engagements.
  • For the LRSAM, DRDO has developed dual pulse propulsion system 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.

The first 32 missile will be fitted on the Indian Navy destroyer INS Kolkata.