Venezuela will buy the Flycatcher and Barak

Venezuela is to buy the Signaal Flycatcher Mk 2 anti- aircraft system, including the Rafael Barak-1 naval point defence surface-to-air missile.

The contract for three mobile gun/Barak-1 units is expected to be signed soon. The deal includes options for three more systems combining the rapid-fire gun with the Israeli missile.

It is the first time that the Barak-1 has been integrated into a land-based system. Similar combinations are being evaluated for other potential customers. The vertically launched missile weighs 98kg (45kg), with a maximum range of 10km (6 miles).

Source: Flight International