Surface-to-Air Missile Barak-8 test fired from ITR Chandipur

Surface-to-Air Missile Barak-8 test fired from ITR Chandipur

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-06-30 10:25 Chandipur (Odisha): Medium range Surface-to-Air ballistic missile, Barak-8, was test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) atChandipur off Odisha coast this morning.Barak-8, developed in collaboration with Israel, wastest fired from launch pad no-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at 8:16 am.The four-meter long ballistic missile, which can hit the target within a range of 70 km, weighs 275 kg and can carry a payload of 60 kg.The launch was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but was deferred at the last moment and postponed for today.According to reports, the test-firing of the missile was jointly carried out by Indian defence personnel, DRDO and Israel Aerospace Industries. (ANI)