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KRAS receives Barak-8 order

15th July 2019 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems India (KRAS) has received a $100 million contract for Barak-8 surface-to-air missile kits from Rafael.

The order will see 1,000 missile kits supplied for the Indian Army and Air Force.

Jointly developed by Israel Aerospace Industries, India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Israel’s Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure, Elta Systems and Rafael, the Barak-8 is a multi-role, surface-to-air missile designed to defend against airborne threats including aircraft, helicopters, anti-ship missiles and UAS, as well as ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and combat jets.

Pini Yungman, head of Rafael’s air defense systems division, said: We at Rafael are proud of our role – not only in KRAS – but also of our participation in make-in-India, and our strong relationship with the vibrant talent across India’s defence industries. As we mark the end of this project, we look forward to celebrating many more milestones with KRAS, as well as with our many other partners in India.’

KRAS is a Joint Venture between RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems and Kalyani Strategic Systems, created to support the Indian armed forces.

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