India on Tuesday successfully test-fired its Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile Barak-8 from Chandipur launchpad-3, Odisha coast.
Earlier on Tuesday, The 4.5-meter long ballistic missile weighs around 270 kg and can carry a payload of 60 kg.
Barak-8 can hit the target within a range of 70 km and it can deploy in sensitive Air Force stations.
The missile was test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea. The missile guided by a radar system and on-board avionics was fired against a pilot-less target aircraft mimicking an attacking combat aircraft.
Both Indian and Israel teams participated in the launch campaign. The 4.5-meter long ballistic missile weighs around 270 kg and can carry a payload of 60 kg. Apart from the missile, the system includes a Multi-Functional Surveillance and Threat Alert Radar (MFSTAR) for detection, tracking and guidance of the missile.
The test-firing of the missile was jointly carried out by Indian Defence Research, DRDO and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), sources said.