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The Indo-Israeli LR-SAM / Barak-8

Discussion in 'Indian Military Doctrine' started by Osiris, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Osiris

    Osiris Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    India and Israel will jointly develop a new generation of medium-range surface-to-air missiles in a $2.47 billion project that India hopes will secure its strategic assets, Indian newspapers reported this week.

    India's Cabinet Committee on Security approved the joint venture Thursday, according to Indian newspaper The Economic Times.

    In an article Friday, The Times of India called the project "yet another indicator that Indo-Israeli strategic ties are zooming full-steam ahead, with India buying Israeli military equipment worth a whopping $1.6 billion just in 2006 alone."

    The missile system, which is expected to take four to five years to develop, is capable of detecting and destroying aircraft, missiles and drones at a range of 70 kilometers, the Times of India reported.

    It quoted an unnamed source as saying that each of the 18 firing units will come equipped with a command and control center, an acquisition radar, a guidance radar and three launchers with eight missiles each.

    The missile system development is an extension of a $480 million Israel Aerospace Industries project, launched in January 2006, to develop a supersonic 60-kilometer missile defense system for the Indian navy, the paper said.

    Report: India, Israel to jointly develop $2.47b. missile system - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News
     
  2. prototype

    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    is not Barack-8 project already there,why a new 1,or is that both r same?
     
  3. Osiris

    Osiris Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    its about barack-8 missile system........
     
  4. jagjitnatt

    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Yes its Barak 8 SAM. I wonder if the news writer was sleeping in a cave for so long.

    The missile has also cleared its initial tests. It will be inducted in a couple of years.
     
  5. Osiris

    Osiris Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Indian cabinet accepted this deal only on last Thursday ( officially).
     
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    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Ok. So the JV has been approved now. Now I get it.
     
  7. Naren1987

    Naren1987 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    My, the Babus take their sweet time, don't they?
    Remember the approval for the trainers?
     
  8. jagjitnatt

    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    actually the contract was signed in early 2007 itself. When more than two countries are involved in a development, a new company needs to be formed with directors from both the countries so that the product could be sold and the money spent/earned could be managed properly between the countries.

    Like in case of Brahmos, we created the Brahmos Corp.

    The company is created when the product is ready, there's no point creating it before that. A JV would be setup for the PakFa too, when it is ready for induction.

    This JV would deal with Barak 8.

    So the contract to build the missile has been done. This JV is just to sell the missile to the India's and Israel's forces and for exports.

    Even I got confused when I first heard the news. Then I saw the word JV.
     
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    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    it is already near its induction,and govt just approved it now,so who was paying the bills:confused:
     
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    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    read the post above yours. explains your doubt.
     
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    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    ok,i just posted it without reading ur post,well is barack 8 intended to exported to any third country
     
  12. jagjitnatt

    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    of course. It will definitely be exported to countries which are interested.
     
  13. Desi Jatt

    Desi Jatt Captain ELITE MEMBER

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    finally..some good news about barak 8 after a long time.
     
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    desiman Lieutenant ELITE MEMBER

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    More On The Indo-Israeli LR-SAM / Barak-8

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  15. midgetman

    midgetman 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    hmm.. just wondering.. is it as good as the RIM-162 ESSM?
     

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