Azerbaijan has acquired the extended-range version of the Barak-8.
Some of the Barak-8 SAMs shown in Azerbaijan’s parade are the Barak-8ER version (middle launcher in pic), which carries a range of 150km. @Qara_Baliq pic.twitter.com/xKyDQgMl0f
— Derek Bisaccio (@DerekBisaccio) June 29, 2018
Azerbaijan’s purchase of the Barak-8 itself had been known previously. The country reportedly ordered 12 launchers, which were seen conducting test-firing in Azerbaijan in late 2016.
However, it was not previously known that Azerbaijan had purchased the Barak-8ER. While the Barak-8 carries a range of between 70-90 kilometers, the upgraded Barak-8ER version has a range of up to 150 kilometers, providing better airspace defense.