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IAI Expands Portfolio, Unveils the Barak-MX

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has expanded the Barak family by unveiling the Barak-MX, a naval and land-based air and missile defense system.

The Barak-MX supports various radars and launchers, providing optimized response to fighter aircraft, helicopters, UASs, cruise missiles, land-air and land-land missiles.  It also supports the use of additional interceptor rockets.

“Having closed huge export deals for the Barak 8, we continue enhancing our leading air defenses systems with new innovative capabilities,” said Joseph Weiss, CEO Israel Aerospace Industries. “The Barak-MX is highly versatile and is meant to support diversified militaries with the utmost operational flexibility and inherent scalability exemplifies the creativity, technological savviness and boldness of Israel Aerospace Industries.”

As an operationally flexible system, the Barak-MX allows choosing the radar and the interceptor type according to the type of threat and type of mission at hand. The operational decisions regarding the Barak-MX are taken based on the threat, missions and resources characterizing the specific situation. The system’s modular nature allows customers to start with basic configuration and scale up gradually and quickly according to operational and budget needs.

“The continued innovation in the development of the Barak Family, including the integration of three interceptors with complementary capabilities and the utmost flexibility result in operational capacity that responds to emerging threats,” said Boaz Levy, General Manager and Executive VP of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Systems, Missiles & Space Group. The modular nature and the technological innovation of the Barak-MX provides a response to a broad range of operational challenges while managing the resources and the effectiveness on the battlefield.”

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