Barak-1

     Notes:  Originally developed by Israel in the late 1980s for use by ships, the Barak-1 is a lightweight missile for defense against both aircraft and weapons such as tactical missiles, smart bombs, air-to-surface missiles, ATGM, and unguided rounds.  The missile may be guided by IR, radar, laser, or manually steered, depending on the ECM/IRCM environment.  Though it is used by the mobile ADAMS system, there are no independent launchers.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

Barak-1

(Missile) 88 kg

Easy

Radar/IR/Laser/Optical

All Aspect

(Missile) $55780

 

Weapon

Reload

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

Barak-1

13

3735

500

13000

C44  B94

19C

FRAG-HE

 

Tamir

     Notes: The Tamir is an interesting sort of interceptor; several countries are working on similar systems, though the Tamir is the first functional system.  It is interesting that the Tamir, in its early tests, was fired from an MML (Multi-Mission Launcher), which is based on an MTVL Truck, and the system was also used the same day to demonstrate the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2 Intercept (IPFC Inc 2-I), which is designed to defeat UAVs, cruise missiles rockets, artillery rounds in flight, and mortar rounds in flight, and uses components from the Tamir, including the intercept electronics and sighting system.  In addition, US systems are able to use the Tamir missile, though they have not used it except in tests.

     The Tamir, as can be discerned from the above information, is designed to intercept rockets, artillery rounds, and mortar rounds in flight.  No information has been released on whether the Tamir is also able to intercept UAVs, cruise missiles, or low-flying aircraft.  The Tamir is the indirect fire interceptor component of Israelís Iron Dome missile interception system, which currently uses separate interceptors and systems for low and high-altitude missile interception, low-flying aircraft, UAVs, and cruise missiles, and helicopters and low-flying aircraft, and high-speed and high-altitude aircraft.  Obviously, replacing all these systems with one missile and system would be beneficial to Israeli defenses.

     The Tamilís launcher consists of fifteen tubes, which may be fired one at a time or ripple-fired up to the entire launcherís worth of missiles. (It should be noted that in the Iron Dome system, the Tamir is launched from up to two 10-round launchers per system.) It interfaces with the US Army-developed IBCS (Integrated Battle Command Structure at present, though in the future tweaks will probably be made to use Israeli electronics and manufacturing methods.  The Tamir system includes radar and sever electro-optical sensors in both the fire electronics and in the nose of the missile, making the Tamir a fire-and forget system.  The Tamir systemís radar produces 360-degree coverage using AESA radar, a quantum-leap over the Iron Domeís current systems, and are systems that may be incorporated into Iron Domeís systems.  Iron Dome currently used the Patriot PAC-3 as itís primary interceptor, but rumors state that the Israeliís may replace the Patriots with Tamirs in the future.  The Tamir uses both HTK interception and long-rod fragmentation warheads to intercept targets.

     When intercepting UAVs, helicopters, low and high-altitude or low-flying high-speed aircraft, the probability of a successful interception by a Tamir is Average: Electronics or Impossible: Missiles.  Interception of high-altitude UAVs or aircraft is Difficult: Electronics or Impossible: Missiles.  Interception of artillery rounds and artillery rockets is Difficult: Electronics or Very Impossible: Missiles.  Interception of Mortar rounds is Impossible: Electronics or Forget About It:: Missiles.  The Tamil may also be used as an SSM; the probability of a successful hit is Difficult: Electronics or Impossible: Missiles. (Scatter in this case is normal as for an artillery round.)

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

Barak-1

(Missile) 90 kg

Variable (See Above)

Radar//2nd Gen Image Intensification/2nd Gen FLIR/Optical

All Aspect

(Missile) $5976

 

Weapon

Reload

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

Barak-1

10

3500

4000 (FLIR/Img Int 125)

50000

C38  B88

17C

FRAG-HE