Friday, September 25, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Indo-Israeli LRSAM Range Extended By A Third



The Indo-Israeli LRSAM/Barak-8 began its first hot trials with the Israeli Navy in May this year. In what could be the single most significant development in the weapon system's long-drawn journey, the Indian Navy has confirmed to Livefist that the LRSAM will sport an operational range a third higher than initially agreed upon. In effect, the LRSAM's range now moves from 70-km to in excess of 90-km or higher. Range upgrade discussions took place in November last year following a land test in Israel.

IAI and India's DRDO missile cluster (led by the DRDL) that have jointly developed the missile system, designated the Barak 8 for Israel and yet to be officially named in India, have begun work on boosting weapon range.


With preliminary integration activity already on, Livefist can also confirm that the LRSAM is all set to undergo its first test firing from Indian Navy destroyer INS Kolkata in November-December this year in the Arabian Sea. The weapon system is intended for a host of frontline surface combatants, including all future fighting ships of the Indian Navy.

Top Navy tell Livefist that while the 2nd Kolkata-class destroyer Kochi set to enter service on September 30, like the first ship of its class, sports a BEL-built HUMSA NG bow mounted sonar, the contracted active towed array sonar will be integrated within the next 16-18 months.

6 comments :

Anonymous said...

Narotham Reddy says ---

This missile development money came from India and technology development seems to be shared on sub assemblies...

I read in an Israel newspaper that they could not have developed this missile without Indian money...and they will share technology...but I read contrary reports in international news that they would not as these are task based contracts in which Israel will end up with the IP rights...

So my question is does Israel share complete technology for Phased array radar and Seeker? I once heard that they just gave blueprints for some project and told India to manufacture it by themselves...They are very difficult to manufacture without close cooperation...

Can you kindly clarify this important aspect...No one seems to write anything about this in India...

Anonymous said...

IPis an important of any such project,
I hope we gave learnt about missile seeker technology to further develop on our own. Otherwise this is a waste of tax payer money.

Guru said...

Good to hear this!! Hope this is integrated with the Kolkata class destroyers in the coming months and the 15-B class as well as the Vikramaditya and the Vikrant aircraft carriers.

The next logical step would be to develop a land based platform. While Akash is a good short range missile (30km), the LR-SAM would significantly expand the envelope with a 70-90 km range.

shankar subramanian said...

Barak missile scandal-read in wikipedia.......

Abdul kalam ::rejected this dubious system.........

arihant said...

that was corruption case in barak 1 missile yar.barack 8 missile is joint project and it have no connection with tht case.abdul kalam did not rejected barak 8.half knowledge is very very dangerous :(

arihant said...

that was corruption case in barak 1 missile yar.barack 8 missile is joint project and it have no connection with tht case.abdul kalam did not rejected barak 8.half knowledge is very very dangerous :(