IAI Barak MX Missile Saar 6 Corvettes: Israel’s leading defence technology company Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is integrating its Barak missile on Israeli Navy’s Sa’ar 6 corvettes, which will provide both offensive and defensive capabilities and usher a new era for the Navy, said the company on Tuesday.
IAI said Barak MX interceptors along with IAI’s complete naval combat suite would provide advanced defense systems to the Israel Navy’s Sa’ar 6 corvettes.
“The systems will be used to protect Israel’s exclusive economic zone and strategic facilities that face diversified threats in the marine arena. The Barak MX system was chosen after it was demonstrated to meet the operational requirements and future challenges faced by the Israeli Navy,” IAI said in a statement sent to Defence Star.
Boaz Levy, President and CEO of IAI, said the combat and air defense systems installed on the Sa’ar corvettes represented the significant tier now being integrated on the rest of Israel’s air defense array, an integral aspect of IAI’s system wide naval solutions.
“With land and naval modules, the system provides a complete response to a wide range of threats and is developed to work with other systems,” he added.
IAI Barak MX Missile
The Barak MX Air & Missile Defense System developed by IAI’s is one of the world’s advanced operational air defense systems, used by IDF naval forces and the Indian Land, Navy and Air Force, said the company.
The Barak MX Air & Missile Defense System provides both wide-area and targeted defense capabilities to an array of threats, including: land, air and sea.
The Barak Missile system aggregates several latest technologies including a digital radar, weapon control system, launchers, and a range of interceptors for different ranges with advanced homing devices, data-link communication and system wide connectivity.
The Barak family includes various range interceptors – 35 kilometers, 70 kilometers, and 150 kilometers, and combines the capability to intercept various air defense threats from naval and land platforms.
“These combat systems are designed to maximize and optimize the individual systems’ performance and capabilities in a manner that will enable them to operate synergistically with efficiency and full effectiveness,” said the Israeli defence company.