Azerbaijan to Buy Barak MX Air Defence Systems from Israel in a US $ 1.2 Billion Deal

By Arie Egozi

Defence Industry

Tel Aviv: Azerbaijan has decided to purchase additional Israeli made Barak MX air defence systems from Israel in a US $ 1.2 billion deal.

Some months ago, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) performed a successful demonstration of the Barak MX systems in Azerbaijan. Israel is a major supplier of defence systems to Azerbaijan. These were heavily used in the conflict with Armenia that has been recently intensified.

According to the official Azeri report, the test included multi launch of the interceptor of the different versions of this very advanced system. The sources added that some versions of the IAI air defence system have been operational in Azerbaijan for some years but the recent demonstration included some of the latest upgraded versions.

The Israeli air defence system has in recent years become a very popular item in the shopping lists of countries that face threats from neighbouring enemies.

Barak-MX is a modular air defence  system and is designed to address missile and aircraft threats. It operates both in marine platforms and land, and belongs to the Barak missile family. The BARAK MX system is capable of simple integration with any existing legacy or sensors.

The Barak MX Land Deployable system is capable of simple integration with any existing legacy or new sensors.

All Barak MX Land Deployable components (BMC, Launchers with interceptors and Radars) can be operated from permanent infrastructure or can be truck mounted and deployed to temporal operational sites.

According to IAI, Barak MX’s innovative, software based modular approach offers exceptional flexibility in operation and power build up and ensures simple adaptation to future threats, making it one of the most powerful, all weather, day and night solutions for today’s most challenging of threats.