Azerbaijan intends to buy Barak MX air defence system from Israel

By Arie Egozi

The recent demonstration of the Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) Barak MX air defence system in Azerbaijan will soon result in additional orders for this advanced air defence system, according to Israeli sources.

Recently, IAI performed a successful demonstration of the Barak MX systems in Azerbaijan. IAI was reluctant to discuss the demonstration; however, a statement from the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence claims that the trial actually took place there.

Israel is a major supplier of defence systems to Azerbaijan. These were heavily used in the conflict with Armenia, which has recently intensified.

According to the official Azeri report, the test included the multi-launch of interceptors of different versions of this very advanced system.


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The sources added that some versions of the IAI air defence system have been operational in Azerbaijan for some years, but the recent demonstration included some of the latest upgraded versions.

The Israeli air defence system has become a very popular item on the shopping lists of countries facing threats from neighboring enemies in recent years.

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

The deal with the Israeli company is part of Morocco’s effort to acquire advanced weapon systems to better prepare for the conflict with neighboring Algeria.

The Barak MX is a modular air defence system designed to address missile and aircraft threats. It operates in both marine platforms and on land and belongs to the Barak missile family.

The Barak MX system is capable of simple integration with any existing legacy or new sensors.



The Barak MX Land Deployable system is also 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 temporary 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 threats.



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