Israeli Navy Successfully Tests Barak Missile

26 July 2009 (Last Updated July 26th, 2009 18:30)

The Israel Navy has successfully tested the Barak missile defence system by intercepting an enemy missile in the Mediterranean Sea. The Barak missile, launched from the navy's Sa'ar 5-class missile boat, successfully intercepted and destroyed a mock enemy missile fired from another ship

The Israel Navy has successfully tested the Barak missile defence system by intercepting an enemy missile in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Barak missile, launched from the navy's Sa'ar 5-class missile boat, successfully intercepted and destroyed a mock enemy missile fired from another ship.

The missile interceptor is an advanced version of the Barak missile to be installed on all Israeli missile ships.

The Barak-8 missile, being developed by Israel Aerospace Industries, is currently in the final development stage and scheduled to be operational in 2010.