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

Sputnik News

11:58 20.09.2016

The Indian Ministry of Defense on Tuesday successfully conducted a test launch of an Indo-Israeli surface-to-air missile dubbed Barak 8.

NEW DELHI (Sputnik) – According to the India TV News broadcaster, the launch was conducted at 10:13 a.m. local time (04:43 GMT) from a test range located at the country's eastern Chandipur village. The missile was fired from a mobile launcher.

The media added that more test launches of the Barak 8 would come soon.

The missile system was jointly developed by India's Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) manufacturer. The medium-range missile can identify and hit an air target within a range of some 43.5 miles.

This is not the first test launch of Barak 8. In 2015, the Indian Navy successfully test-fired the missile from a warship, while earlier this year the missile was tested at Chandipur.


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