Test-firing of Barak-8 missile to continue for second day

The Indo-Israel joint venture missile is having multi-functional surveillance and threat alert radar was successfully test fired twice from the Range on Tuesday.

By: ANI | Bhubaneshwar | Published:September 21, 2016 1:15 pm
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The test-fire of new long range surface-to-air ballistic missile Barak-8 will continue on the second day on Wednesday from Integrated Test Range launch pad at Chandipur off Odisha coast.

The Indo-Israel joint venture missile is having multi-functional surveillance and threat alert radar was successfully test fired twice from the Range on Tuesday.

Earlier, this year Barak-8 was successfully test-fired twice on 30th June and once on July 1. The 4.5-meter missile weighs around three tonnes and can carry a payload of 70 kilograms.

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The system also includes a Multi-Functional Surveillance and Threat Alert Radar for detection, tracking and guidance of the missile.

Indian Navy had also successfully test launched the long range surface to air missile (LR-SAM). The test was undertaken on the Western Seaboard by INS Kolkata on December 30, 2015.

These missiles would be inducted in all the three services after trials were completed.

Many Indian industries like BEL, L&T, BDL, and TATA group of companies besides other private industries have contributed to the development of a number of subsystems which have been put into use in this flight test, the official said.