BARAK Missile System | PIB Summary

About Barak Missile System

Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LR-SAM) and Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MR-SAM) are jointly developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India and M/s Israel Aerospace Industry (IAI), Israel and as per literature available in Internet, M/s IAI, Israel refers this missile as Barak-8 missile system (upgraded version of BMS). 

Versions of the BMS

  • LR-SAM is the Ship Launch Version and Project MR-SAM is the Land Launch Version of Barak-08 Missile systems. 
  • MR-SAM detects incoming enemy aircraft while they are well over 100 km away and destroys them at range upto 70 km. 
  • LR-SAM has got long range engagement capability to penetrate in deep water/land to intercept all types of aerial targets (like Subsonic & Supersonic Missiles, Fighter Aircraft, Maritime Patrolling Aircraft (MPA), Helicopter and Sea Skimming Missiles.

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