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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will provide the Moroccan army with the Barak MX air and missile defense system in a deal worth more than $500 million, according to international sources involved in the defense system trade.

The Barak MX missile defense system is flexible and modular and can protect against a range of missile threats and unmanned aerial vehicles (drones). The system provides management of three types of interceptors from IAI’s Barak family: Barak-MRAD is a single pulse rocket motor, which intercepts missiles up to ranges of 35 kilometers; Barak-LRAD is a dual pulse rocket motor, which intercepts missiles up to ranges of 70 kilometers; and Barak-ER dual pulse rocket motor and an additional booster for a range of 150 kilometers.

Barak-MX is supported by radar and various launchers for the best coverage of combat aircraft, helicopters, UAVs, cruise missiles, ground-to-air missiles and ground-to-ground missiles.

During a visit to Morocco last November, Israel Defense Minister Benny Gantz signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) about defense collaboration between the two countries including such deals. The Barak system was chosen because of its flexibility and capabilities in various areas, globes.co.il cites defense sources. 

Interested in lreaning more about air and missile defense? Attend IAMD – the Israeli Air and Missile Defense Conference and Exhibition on March 8 at Tel Aviv Expo, pavilion 10.