Barak Missile

  • Barak is a Hebrew word for lightening
  • It is an Indian-Israeli Long Range surface-to-air missile
  • It is nuclear capable ballistic missile
  • It is designed to defend against any type of airborne threat including aircraft, helicopters, anti-ship missiles, and UAVs as well as cruise missiles and combat jets out to a maximum range of 70 km
  • It has maximum speed of Mach 2 with maximum operational range of 70 km (which has been increased to 100 km).
  • Both maritime and land-based versions of the system exist
  • Jointly developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and DRDO

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