On September 9, the Indian Air Force officially introduced the Barak 8 air defense system in Jaisalmer, northwest of Rajasthan. On the same day, an emergency landing took place on National Road 925 in Jalor District, Rajasthan, 40 kilometers from the India-Pakistan border.
The Indian Air Force Su-30MKI and Jaguar fighter jets, as well as a Super Hercules transport aircraft land on the Highway to showcase the capabilities of India in the presence of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, and Air Force chief.
According to reports, Barak-8 can eliminate air threats up to 50-80 kilometers away. It is the product of a collaboration between the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) of India and the Israeli Aerospace Industry (IAI).
Barak-8 has advanced radar, command and control systems, and mobile transmitters. The missile of the air defense system is propelled by a local rocket engine and control system, and has high mobility in the end.
“ With the handover of the MRSAM system to IAF, we have taken a big step towards achieving’Atmanirbhar Bharat’ (Self-reliant India). MRSAM will prove to be a game changer in the air defense sector,” said the Indian defenseminister.
“ Even in inclement weather, the system can simultaneously hit multiple targets within a range of 70 kilometers. Its success in a series of rigorous tests proves its reliability ,” Singh said.
“ The equations between countries are also changing rapidly according to their interests. Whether it is the South China Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Indo-Pacific, or Central Asia, uncertainty can be seen everywhere, ” the minister said, adding, “ In this Under circumstances, it has become necessary to strengthen our safety and self-reliance. “
DRDO Chairman G Satish Reddy showed Barak 8’s first combat firing unit to Air Force Admiral Bhadauria. Indian military experts have long believed that the MRSAM system is a combat necessity, and believe that the introduction of Barak-8 and the upcoming Russian S-400 Triumf is a step in this direction.