An Israeli-made Barak air defense system is deployed and operational in the UAE, according to a satellite imagery-based discovery shared on social media. The image appears to show two Barak launch modules and an Elta EL/M-2084 radar.
The Barak's presence in the UAE raises more questions than it answers, such as: is the Barak in the Emirates as part of an undisclosed sale or a trial? What problem will the Barak fix in the UAE's air defenses? Can the Israeli system protect the UAE from Houthi attacks? How will a Barak sale or trial impact Israeli-Emirati relations?
Tactical Report has prepared a 707-word report (3-pages) that provides likely explanations to the aforementioned questions using open-source information.