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November 26, 2015 2:28 pm

Israeli Navy Carries Out Successful Test of Barak-8 Missile Interceptor (VIDEO)

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The Israeli Navy carried out a successful test of the Barak-8 naval missile interceptor system. Photo: IDF Spokesperson.

The Israeli Navy carried out a successful test of the Barak-8 naval missile interceptor system. Photo: IDF Spokesperson.

The Israeli Navy and Israel Aerospace Industries conducted a successful test on Thursday of the Barak-8 missile interceptor, the nautical equivalent of the Iron Dome, Israeli site nrg reported.

Like its land-based equivalent, the Barak-8 is designed to intercept missiles and rockets, as well as enemy aircraft. In Thursday’s test, the Barak-8 was mounted onto the INS Lahav, a Sa’ar 5 class corvette, docked just south of the Haifa port, and successfully intercepted and destroyed a jet-powered drone.

The Barak-8 project began a few years ago as a joint venture between Israel and India. According to Chief of Navy Staff Brig.-Gen. Eli Sharvit, is expected to be officially deployed by the navies of both countries within the next two years.

Watch the Barak-8 in action below:

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