India successfully test-fires Indo-Israeli Barak 8 missile

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to The Indian Navy successfully test-fired the Barak 8 surface-to-air missile, jointly developed with Israel, overnight Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, the India-based Economic Times reported.

The Barak-8 missile. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Israel Aerospace Industries said in a statement that the system performed according to expectations and that two interceptor missiles hit their targets. The successful trials, according to IAI, signal that the "system is ready."

In late November, the IDF ran its own test of the Barak 8, which the defense establishment believes can play a key role in securing Israel's offshore gas installations and naval forces.

"The successful interception tests last night and this morning from the Indian navy ship represents a continuation of the successful Barak 8 test from the Israeli naval vessel a month ago, which doubly validates the system's impressive operational capabilities," IAI CEO Yossi Weiss said.

Posted on December 30, 2015 .