Barak 1 (missile)
|Type||Short range surface-to-air missile|
|Place of origin||Israel|
|Manufacturer||Israel Aerospace Industries &
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
|Warhead||22 kg blast fragmentation warhead|
|Flight altitude||5.5 km|
|Speed||Mach 2.1 (720 m/s)|
|Radar CLOS guidance|
The missile of Barak SAM system is designed to replace or complement gun-based CIWS platforms, such as the Phalanx CIWS, with a more flexible and longer-range SAM. The missiles are mounted in an eight cell container (which requires little maintenance) and are launched straight up. The launcher of Barak SAM system utilizes a compact vertical launching system, with an 8-cell module weighing 1,700 kg. Fire control is provided by an equally compact C3I system that weighs 1,300 kg, which can either operate independently or in conjunction with other onboard sensors. The radar system of C3I provides 360 degree coverage and the missiles can take down an incoming missile as close as 500 meters away from the ship. Each Barak system (missile container, radar, computers and installation) costs about $24 million.
The Barak Missile Scandal is a case of alleged defense industry corruption relating to the purchase of Barak 1 Missile Systems by India from Israel. The case were under investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation, and several people including the Samata Party ex-treasurer R.K. Jain have been arrested.
- "Barak missile" (PDF). Rafael.co.il. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
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