Israel Aerospace conducts missile trial in Azerbaijan

Published date14 September 2023
AuthorDean Shmuel Elmas
Publication titleGlobes (Rishon LeZion, Israel)
IAI's operational exercises included live fire from operational batteries and in a full operational configuration. As part of the exercise, several end units of the Barak MX air defense system were activated, including the LR and ER versions, which were fired in a war game between advanced weapon systems, in which a ballistic missile was intercepted

According to the Azerbaijan Ministry of Defense, this was a planned exercise designed to improve the country's air defense system. Today, about three years after Azerbaijan's successes in the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War, in which it liberated large areas that, according to international law, were under Armenian occupation, the situation is again tense in the South Caucasus region. Iran has sided with Armenia in the conflict, and its Revolutionary Guards are sending threats to Azerbaijan.

The Barak MX demonstration could be interpreted as a message to Tehran. Barak MX is a system that provides high-quality protection against a wide variety of aerial platforms and weapons, including aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles and missiles. The system has marine and land versions capable of operating day and night and in all weather conditions. It is able to...

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