Is Colombia Looking To Buy Israel’s Barak-8 Missile Defense System?

February 19, 2019

The Jerusalem Post:

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is reportedly in talks with Colombia to sell the South American nation the Barak-8 Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile system.

According to reports in local Colombia media, the Barak-8 was chosen over South Korea’s Lig Nex1 KM-SAM (which was the frontrunner after the Israeli system) and other similar systems from Canada, Spain, South Korea, the United States and France.

According to InfoDefensa, representatives from the Colombian Air Force (FAC) visited Israel from October 10-19 where they had the opportunity to learn about the system first-hand, from how to operate it to its maintenance.

Following that visit, the representatives sent a technical assessment to the Ministry of Defense to approve the purchase before the final approval by the Colombian government.

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