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Azerbaijani military displays Israel-made air and missile defence system

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Azerbaijan has displayed several recently acquired Israel-made land-based Barak-8 air and missile defence system during a military parade on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Azeri Armed Forces.

The new Barak-8 air and missile defence system is designed to destroy any types of aerial threats as aircraft, helicopters, anti-ship missiles, and UAVs as well as cruise missiles and combat jets from a range of 70 to 150 km.

Barak 8 was jointly developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), India’s Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), Israel’s Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure, Elta Systems, Rafael and other companies. Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) produce the missiles.

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The vertical launch system with Barak 8 interceptor missiles was installed on a Belarusian-made Volat 8×8 wheeled chassis developed by MZKT.

According to the israeldefense.co.il, Azerbaijan ordered an operational land-based version – 12 launchers and 75 surface-to-air missiles.

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