IAI to provide $777 million worth of Barak 8 LRSAM to state-owned BEL in India
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced today it has been awarded an additional, $777-million mega- contract for supply of LRSAM Air & Missile Defense systems (the marine version of the AMD system Barak 8) for seven ships of the Indian navy. The contract was entered with Indian state-owned company Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) which serves as the main contractor in the project.
The LRSAM system, part of the Barak 8 Family, is an operational AMD system used by Israel’s navy as well as by India’s navy, air and land forces. It provides broad Aerial and point defense against a wide range of threats to the marine arena from the air, sea or land.
The system integrates several advanced state-of-the-art systems as, digital radar, command and control, launchers, interceptors with modern RF seekers, Data link and system-wide connectivity.
Barak-8 AMD system was developed by IAI in collaboration with Israel’s MOD India’s DRDO (Defense Research and Development Organization), the navies of both countries, IAI’s ELTA Group, RAFAEL and local industries in India and Israel.