New Air and Missile Defense Systems for Israeli Navy Sa’ar 6 Corvettes

Israel Aerospace Industries will provide the Israeli Navy with its BARAK MX interceptors and complete naval combat suite to protect Israel's exclusive economic zone and strategic facilities that face diversified threats in the marine arena By DA Reporter / 23 Sep 2021
IAI BARAK MX Interceptors

Under the guidance of Israel’s Ministry of Defense and the Israel Defense Force (IDF), Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is integrating offensive and defensive systems to enhance the ‘Sa’ar 6’ corvette’s capabilities and usher the Israeli Navy into a new technological era.

IAI’s BARAK MX interceptors along with IAI’s complete naval combat suite will provide advanced defense systems to the Israeli Navy’s Sa’ar 6 corvettes. The systems will be used to protect Israel’s exclusive economic zone and strategic facilities that face diversified threats in the marine arena. 

The BARAK MX air and missile defense system was chosen after it demonstrated its ability to meet the operational requirements and future challenges faced by the Israeli Navy. The system is one of the world’s most advanced operational air defense systems, used by IDF naval forces and the Indian Land, Navy and Air Force. It provides both wide-area and targeted defense capabilities to an array of threats, with range interceptors of 35 km, 70 km, and 150 km.

The system aggregates several key cutting-edge systems, such as digital radar, weapon control system, launchers, and a range of interceptors for different ranges with advanced homing devices, data-link communication and system wide connectivity. 

“The combat and air defense systems installed on the Sa’ar corvettes represents the significant tier now being integrated on the rest of Israel’s air defense array, an integral aspect of IAI’s system wide naval solutions,” said Boaz Levy, President and CEO of IAI. 

“With land and naval modules, the system provides a complete response to a wide range of threats and is developed to work with other systems. IAI’s air defense systems boast successful, combat proven operational experience and we are proud to be the home of the Israeli Navy’s systems.” 

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