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IAI’s Barak MX Air Defense System on Sa’ar 6 Corvette

Barak MX Our Bureau - : Sep 14, 2021 - : 11:23 pm

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has said that integrating the Barak MX Air Defense System on the Israeli Navy’s Sa’ar 6 corvette will help Israel protect its exclusive economic zone and strategic facilities that face diversified threats in the marine arena.

Shabtai Ben Boher, Advanced Naval Systems Director, told a virtual press conference at DSEI 2021 that IAI’s Barak MX interceptors along with IAI’s complete naval combat suite will provide advanced defence systems to the Israel Navy’s Sa’ar 6 corvettes.

“The Barak MX system was chosen after it was demonstrated to meet the operational requirements and future challenges faced by the Israeli Navy,” he said.

From sensors and weapon systems to integrated systems-of-systems, IAI offers a broad portfolio of solutions to the requirements and challenges of today’s naval forces. These combat systems are designed to maximize and optimize the individual systems’ performance and capabilities in a manner that will enable them to operate synergistically with efficiency and full effectiveness.

The Barak MX Air & Missile Defense System developed by IAI’s is one of the world’s advanced operational air defense systems, used by IDF naval forces and the Indian Land, Navy and Air Force, he said. It provides both wide-area and targeted defense capabilities to an array of threats, including: land, air and sea.

The system aggregates several key cutting-edge systems: digital radar, weapon control system, launchers, and a range of interceptors for different ranges with advanced homing devices, data-link communication and system wide connectivity.

Developed by IAI, the Barak family includes various range interceptors- 35 km, 70 km, and 150 km, and combines the capability to intercept various air defense threats from naval and land platforms.

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