Continuing with the worldwide success of the IAG Guardian APC on countless missions, IAG is now able to offer it in both LHD and RHD configurations. The IAG Guardian APC has built its success as one of the most versatile, robust and dynamic vehicles in IAG’s tactical fleet, having known to provide a high level of ballistic and blast resistance, superior handling and off-road capability and commercial part compatibility resulting in low maintenance costs. The vehicle is fully armored to defeat multiple hits from high powered rifles and light machine guns, and vital components such as the engine bay and fuel tank are equally protected with armor enclosures. Adding to these features that the Guardian is already so well reputed and known for, is the now, in-house conversion and custom manufacture of the Guardian in Right Hand Drive (RHD), designed, prototyped and manufactured by our team of highly skilled engineers. The full Guardian line-up including MAX, Xtreme and XL are now available in both LHD and RHD.
IAI’s land based, short to long range, point & area defense system enables all-weather operation, missile vertical launch and high maneuverability support, and 360 degree coverage. Barak 8 (the Hebrew word for Lightning) also known as LR-SAM or as MR-SAM is an Indian-Israeli surface-to-air missile (SAM), designed to defend against any type of airborne threat including aircraft, helicopters, anti-ship missiles, and UAVs as well as ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and combat jets. Both maritime and land-based versions of the system exist.
Barak 8 was jointly developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), India’s Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), Israel’s Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure, Elta Systems, Rafael and other companies. Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) produce the missiles.
The Barak 8 has a length of about 4.5 meters, a diameter of 0.225 meters at missile body, and 0.54 meters at the booster stage, a wingspan of 0.94 meters and weighs 275 kg including a 60 kg warhead which detonates at proximity. The missile has maximum speed of Mach 2 with a maximum operational range of 70 km, which was later increased to 100 km. Barak 8 features a dual pulse rocket motor as well as Thrust vector control, and possesses high degrees of maneuverability at target interception range. A second motor is fired during the terminal phase, at which stage the active radar seeker is activated to home in on to the enemy track. Barak 8 has been designed to counter a wide variety of air-borne threats, such as; anti-ship missiles, aircraft, UAVs drones and supersonic missiles When coupled with a modern air-defence system and multi-function surveillance track and guidance radars, (such as the EL/M-2248 MF-STAR AESA on board the Kolkata-class destroyers) Barak 8 enables the capability to simultaneously engage multiple targets during saturation attacks.