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IAI hands over first Barak MX air defence systems to Morocco

By Arie Egozi

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

Barak MX is a modular air defence system and is designed to address missile and aircraft threats. It operates in both marine platforms and 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 landdeployable system is 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 temporal operational sites.

According to IAI, Barak MX’s innovative, software-based modular approach offers you exceptional flexibility in operation and power buildup 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.

 

 

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

The Barak MX system was chosen after it was demonstrated to meet the operational requirements and future challenges faced by the Israeli Navy.

 

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