Israel’s IAI wins $777 million India navy contract for Barak 8 air defense missile systems

October 24, 2018

The Defense Post:

Israel Aerospace Industries said on Wednesday, October 24 it has won a $777 million order for the Barak 8 air defense system for the Indian Navy.

The deal with India’s state-owned Bharat Electronics Limited to supply LRSAM Air & Missile Defense systems – the marine version of the Barak 8 system – for seven more warships follows a $630 million order placed in May 2017 for four ships. BEL is the main contractor in the project.

India’s Ministry of Defence also signed a $1.6 billion deal in 2017 for the shorter-range land-based MRSAM system. That deal included around 40 launchers and 200 missiles for the Indian Army, with deliveries expected to being in 2020.

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