IAI completes live firing trials with BARAK air defence system

22 March 2021 (Last Updated March 22nd, 2021 14:27)

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has further demonstrated the effectiveness of the BARAK air defence system through a set of live firing trials.

IAI completes live firing trials with BARAK air defence system
BARAK ER interceptor. Credit: IAI.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has further demonstrated the effectiveness of the BARAK air defence system through a set of live firing trials.

During the tests, BARAK’s capabilities were shown in various scenarios and threats.

The BARAK extended range (ER) interceptor was used to engage an ‘assaulting ballistic target’.

Developed by IAI, the BARAK ER missile combines the capability to intercept air defence threats at up to 150km, including ballistic targets.

The vertically launched missile features a booster, a dual-pulse rocket motor, and an advanced radar homing seeker.

The company said that the ER capability was made possible by adjusting the interceptor and multi-mission radar (MMR) capabilities.

IAI president and CEO Boaz Levy said: “The evolution of airborne threats across the globe, combined with geopolitical changes, requires an advanced, agile, and versatile air defence system. The BARAK system was operationally proven against countless threats, including some of the most challenging ones today.

“The trial series we completed today enhances the proven capabilities against wider range of threats. The successful trial further demonstrates the robustness of the BARAK system’s based on IAI’s innovation, technological capabilities and decades of experience in developing air defence systems.

“The combination of several interceptors in a unified launcher and the inherent modularity of the BARAK system provide an optimal response for the future battlefield, offering the forces unprecedented operational agility and flexibility.”

Recently, IAI and the Directorate of Defense Research & Development (DDR&D) of Israel’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) established a technology centre.