India & Israel sign defense deals worth over 2 billion dollars


India and Israel signed a mega defense deals worth over 2 billion dollars for advanced surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems, to further tighten the bilateral strategic partnership ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel in July.

The SAM systems are designed to destroy hostile aircraft, missiles and drones at a range of 70-km. The major deal was for the joint project between the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for the Barak-8 medium-range SAM systems for the Indian Army.
These Barak-8 systems, with their MF-STARs (multi-function surveillance and threat alert radars) as well as weapon control systems with data links, can detect and track hostile aerial threats at a range of 100-km and destroy them at 70-km.

    Takeaways from above News-
    • India & Israel sign defense deals worth over 2 billion dollars for advanced SAM system
    • Barak-8 the SAM systems are designed to destroy hostile aircraft, missiles and drones at a range of 70-km
    • Capital of Israel is Jerusalem and its Currency is Israeli new shekel
    • President of Israel is  Reuven Rivlin and Prime minister is Benjamin Netanyahu

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