News in Brief
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has announced on October 24 that it has been awarded an additional, $777-million megacontract for supply of Long Range SAM (LRSAM) Air and Missile Defence (AMD) System (the marine version of the AMD system Barak-8) for seven ships of the Indian navy. The contract was signed with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) which serves as the main contractor in the project. The LRSAM system, part of the Barak-8 Family, is an operational AMD system used by Israel’s navy as well as by India’s Navy, Air Force and Army. It provides broad air and point defense against a wide range of threats to the ships from the air, sea or land. The system integrates several advanced state-of-the-art systems as, digital radar, command and control, launchers, interceptors with modern RF seekers, data link and system-wide connectivity. Barak-8 AMD system was developed by IAI in collaboration with Israel’s MoD and India’s Defense Research and Development Organization, the navies of both countries, IAI’s ELTA Group, RAFAEL and local industries in India and Israel.