The development of the Barak missile by the Israel industry and the Navy began approximately eleven years ago. The Barak missile can destroy attacking missiles, and can target and attack various airborne targets such as aircraft, unmanned aircraft and various bombs. It can also damage enemy ships.
The Barak missile is fired from a vertical launcher, which saves valuable space on the ship deck and enables 360 degree range around the ship. According to plans, 64 missiles will be placed on Saar 5 missile boats and 32 on Nirit class Saar 4.5 missile boats.