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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and the Indian Ministry of Defense signed a contract worth US$1.6 billion today, for the supply of an unspecified number of Medium Range Surface to Air Missiles (MRSAM) for the Indian Land Forces. IAI signed today a second contract for the delivery of Barak 8 Long Range SAM (LRSAM) for the first locally built aircraft carrier - Vikrant. The new deals have increased the system's total order book by 60 percent, to five billion.
News reports aired yesterday said it the recent 'successful' intercept of a ballistic missile target was, in fact, a complete failure, as the interceptor wasn't launched at all!
The two consecutive tests took place around midnight today, from the Indian P15A destroyer, INS Kolkata. The Barak-8 / LRSAM missile is being developed in joint collaboration by India and Israel.
Israel's Ministry of Defense and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) conducted today the first full system flight and intercept test of the Barak 8 missile system developed jointly by Israel and India. This was the second time that the Barak-8 missile scores a direct hit, a testament of the system's capability to deal with highly maneuverable targets