30 Apr '16, 5am

IAF upgrading 51 Mirage 2000 Deep-Strike Fighter Jets for $2.5 billion

IAF upgrading 51 Mirage 2000 Deep-Strike Fighter Jets for $2.5 billion

The $2.5 billion-project to upgrade 51 Mirage 2000 fighter jets for the Indian Air Force is going as per schedule and four upgraded jets have been already delivered. Thales is keen to make India its global manufacturing hub and the joint venture with Bharat Electronics (BEL) is progressing well. Thales and Dassault Aviation have both been working on the upgradation of IAF’s Mirage 2000 fleet. Four upgraded Mirage 2000 have been delivered to the IAF and the rest of the fleet is being upgraded by HAL with the support of Dassault Aviation and Thales teams as per the contract. The Mirage 2000’s capabilities will be significantly enhanced and the IAF will have a capable and potent platform for the next 20 years. They will also have longer-range weapons to engage simultaneous targets with greater stealth. The improved fighters will have an extended operating envelope, with the c...

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