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Iran Press TV

Israeli regime equips warships with Barak 8 missiles

Iran Press TV

Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:12AM GMT

The Israeli military has begun equipping its main warships with Barak 8 - a medium-range surface-to-air missile.

The missile is being installed on Sa’ar 5-class warships, Israeli media reported on Sunday.

The new missiles are co-developed by India and Israel.

The missile’s radar allows operators to simultaneously engage multiple targets, and intercept an incoming missile as close as 500 meters from a naval craft.

The Tel Aviv regime had put off the equipping process for years.

The missiles, which have a maximum operational range of 70 kilometers, are aimed at countering Russian-produced “ship killing cruise missiles” said to be in Syria’s possession.

There has been no comment by the Israeli military.

On July 5, US officials confirmed that Israeli warplanes bombarded an arsenal containing advanced Russian-made Yakhont anti-ship missiles in Syria, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported, citing the CNN.

Other Israeli media outlets said Tel Aviv launched the July 5 strike in order to hit the Russian-made missiles.

The Israeli regime is already believed to have been involved in at least three airstrikes against Syria this year.

Last month, the Israeli regime confirmed that it had deployed nuclear-tipped missiles on Dolphin-class submarines imported from Germany.

The Dolphins are small, diesel-powered submarines, designed for coastal patrols and are capable of carrying nuclear warheads.


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