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Saturday, May 30, 2015

India to Test Barak 8 Missile Jointly Developed With Israel

About six years after Israel signed a $1.1 billion deal to upgrade the Barak 8 surface-to-air missile system with India, India was gearing up to conduct its own test-fire of the projectile, Indian NDTV reported on Friday.

If successful, the test would pave the way for the Barak 8 system to become a fully operational and incorporated defense system in the Indian navy.

Defense sources in India told NDTV that the country’s navy would test the missile during the upcoming monsoon season so that “operational challenge is created.”

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