Morocco Receives First Barak-MX Air Defence System

By Arie Egozi

Foreign Affairs

Tel Aviv: Morocco has received the first Barak-MX air defence system manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).  The contract was signed in February 2022.

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 & night solutions for today’s most challenging of threats.

The deal with the Israeli company is part of Morocco’s effort to get advanced weapon systems to be better ready for the conflict with neighbouring Algeria. The Barak-MX system was chosen after it was demonstrated to meet the operational requirements and future challenges faced by the Israeli Navy.