India Successfully Test-fires Long-range Surface-to-air Missile Barak-8

Indian Navy on Wednesday successfully test-fired the long-range surface-to-air missile from onboard INS Kolkata.

Published: 30th December 2015 01:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th December 2015 02:46 PM   |  A+A-


INS Kolkota,indigenous stealth destroyer, successfully test fired two Barak-8 long range missile in Arabian sea. (Pradip Sagar/EPS)


MUMBAI: Making a quantum jump in its air defence capability, the Indian Navy today successfully test-fired the Barak-8 Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LR-SAM) from INS Kolkata.

Two missiles were fired yesterday and today on high speed targets, during naval exercises being undertaken in the Arabian Sea, a Defence spokesperson said. This is a significant step towards Indian Navy's transformation into a force capable of projecting power in its area of interest, the spokesperson said. The Barak-8 missile has been developed in joint collaboration by India and Israel. While two tests have been successfully conducted onboard Israeli ships, this is the first time that the test has been held onboard an Indian one.


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