Azerbaijan successfully test-fires Barak 8 long-range missile system

The Azerbaijani Armed Forces successfully test-fired its newly developed Barak 8 long-range surface-to-air missile, on 30 December.

The new Barak 8 is a surface-to-air missile (SAM), designed to defend against any type of airborne threat including aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles, and UAVs as well as combat jets out to a maximum range of 70 km (Some sources claim that 90 km).

Barak 8 was jointly developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Israel’s Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure, Elta Systems, Rafael and other companies.

Azerbaijan ordered an operational land-based version – 12 launchers, 75 surface-to-air missiles. The Barak-8  integrated on MAZ 6×6 cross-country truck chassis.

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