The Indian Navy has successfully conducted the firing of its newly developed Long Range Barak 8 Surface-to-Air Missile.
According to ministry source, the firing of Barak 8 missile was undertaken on the Western Seaboard by INS Kolkata, wherein the missile successfully intercepted an Aerial Target at extended ranges. Apart from the missile, the system includes a Multi-Functional Surveillance and Threat Alert Radar (MF STAR) for detection, tracking and guidance of the missile. These Surface to Air Missiles are fitted onboard the Kolkata Class Destroyers and would also be fitted on all future major warships of the Indian Navy.
This is a significant milestone in enhancing its anti-air warfare capability.