Barak-8 Missile Defence System to be installed on INS Vikrant Aircraft Carrier
Indian Defence News: Barak-8 Missile Defence System to be installed on INS Vikrant Aircraft Carrier
Israel: In an ongoing visit PM Narendra Modi, India and Israel have recently signed a $2 billion deal to supply a missile defence system to the Indian Army, which can destroy aircraft, missiles and drones within a radius of up to 70 km.
According to sources Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will jointly build 16 launchers and 560 missiles, including the Barak-8 mid-range missile system.
Israel Aerospace Industries, a defence company in Israel, has received the contract to supply mid-range advanced missile systems to India in what is being called the largest defence contract between the two countries.
Along with this order, India has also agreed with Israel for the installation of this missile system in 40 INS Vikrant aircraft carriers.
This defence agreement of worth $2 billion was finalised before Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Israel, and is believed to be crucial in strengthening the bilateral defence strategic partnership between the two countries.
Earlier in February, the Cabinet Committee on Security, under the supervision of PM Modi, had approved the missile defence system project. It will cost Rs 16 thousand 830 crores.