Navy holds successful test of missile defense system - Israel News, Ynetnews
 
ynetnews
web


   Israel News

Israel News
World News
Israel Opinion
Jewish
Israel Business
Israel Culture
Israel Travel
More Power

Israeli Navy ship (archives) Photo: Hagai Aharon
Israeli Navy ship (archives) Photo: Hagai Aharon
 
 

Navy holds successful test of missile defense system

Updated Barak system capable of identifying and intercepting enemy missiles of improved quality

Hanan Greenberg
Published: 07.26.09, 18:49 / Israel News

The Navy has conducted a successful test of the Barak missile defense system on the high seas, prompting the distribution of an updated version of the system among all Navy ships, the IDF announced Sunday.

 

The decision to update the system followed assessments that regional powers may soon strike from the sea with improved missiles. A senior Navy official explained that the system now has improved capabilities, and can handle very serious and fast-moving threats.

 

During the experiment, conducted entirely at sea, a simulated enemy missile was fired at a ship and had to be intercepted by the Barak system. According to the official, the Barak missile hit its target precisely and destroyed it.

 

The Barak system is said to be capable of discovering and identifying enemy missiles, and firing upon them automatically.

 

Last week, the defense establishment held a test of the Arrow 2 missile defense system off of US shores. The system encountered difficulties, however, and the intercepting missile was not fired.

 

commentcomment   PrintPrint  Send to friendSend to friend   
Tag with Del.icio.us Bookmark to del.icio.us



 
6 Talkbacks for this article    See all talkbacks
Please wait for the talkbacks to load

 

RSS RSS | About | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of use | Advertise with us | Site Map

Site developed by  YIT Advanced Technology Solutions

 
פיקוד העורף התרעה במרחב:
    רשימת יישובים במרחב