Azerbaijan Successfully Test-fires Israeli-Produced Barak-8 Missile System

Azerbaijan Successfully Test-fires Israeli-Produced Barak-8 Missile System
By Hana Levi Julian


The Azerbaijani Armed Forces have successfully test-fired the newly developed Barak 8 long-range surface-to-air missile, according to a report posted Sunday (Dec. 25) on the Israel Defense website.

Azerbaijan ordered the operational land-based version of the long-range missile system from Israel, with 12 launchers and 75 surface-to-air missiles. The system is integrated on a MAZ 6×6 cross-country truck chassis.
 


The Barak 8 was jointly developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Israel’s Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure, ELTA Systems, Rafael and other companies.

A surface-to-air missile system (SAM), the Barak-8 is designed to defend against airborne threats that include aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones). Also included in that list are combat jets to a maximum range of 70 – 90 kilometers.

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

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