Mar 18, 2015
India to Get Its First Upgraded Mirage 2000 From France This Month
Dassault Aviation, will handover two upgraded aircrafts to India on March 25 in Istres Dassault Aviation Flight Test Center.
In 2011, India signed an upgrade programme with Dassaultfor upgrading the fleet of its Mirage 2000 aircraft totaling 51.
However, at least three aircrafts have been lost in crashes since then.
The rest of the fleet will be upgraded in India by HAL with help from Dassault.
The IAF had started procuring the Mirage 2000 in the early 80s and the upgrade is likely to expand its life span by around 10-15 years.
The upgrades on the aircraft include a night vision goggle-compatible glass cockpit, advanced navigational systems, advanced Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) system, advanced multi-mode multi-layered radar, fully integrated electronic warfare suite besides others.