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February 12, 2017
IAI's Barak-8 test-fired at sea
Washington (UPI) Feb 10, 2017
Israel Aerospace Industries' Barak-8 surface-to-air missile was recently test-fired at sea to verify its capabilities. The Barak-8 is operated by the armed forces of Israel and India as a means to defend against airborne threats including fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aircraft, anti-ship missiles, and cruise missiles. The weapon system's features include all-weather supersonic skimmers for high-altitude targets, standalone data link optimizing task forces, and a vertical lau ... read more

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