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India Successfully Test-Fires Surface-to-Air Missile Barak 8

Sputnik News

08:55 30.06.2016(updated 09:02 30.06.2016)

The Indian Defense Ministry on Thursday successfully carried out the test of a long range surface-to-air-class missile (LRSAM) system, dubbed Barak 8, manufactured jointly by India and Israel, local Odisha TV broadcaster reported.

NEW DELHI (Sputnik) – The test was originally planned to be held on Wednesday, but was postponed at the last moment.

According to the broadcaster, Barak 8 was test-fired from launchpad No.3 of the Chandipur Integrated Test Range (ITR) in the Odisha state.

Barak 8 was developed by the Indian Defence Research Development Laboratory (DRDL) in collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). The long-range rocket can identify and hit an air target within a range of 70 kilometers, or some 43.5 miles.


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