Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Balasore, Sep 21:
Surface-to-air ballistic missile Barak-8 was today successfully test fired for the third time in two days from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) launch pad at Chandipur off Odisha coast.
According to reports, the missile was launched from launch pad-3 of the ITR.
Yesterday, Barak-8 was successfully test fired twice from the same launch pad.
The missile has the ability to hit the target within 70 km radius. It is designed to defend any airborne threat, apart from aircraft and helicopters, and can also intercept supersonic aircraft and missiles. It is a nuclear capable ballistic missile, weighing around 2.7 tonne and 4.5 meters in length.
Barak-8 has been jointly developed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Israel Aerospace Industries and Israel’s Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure.