India to upgrade Mirage-2000 fighter jets waste of money
Xinhua Mumbai April 5 (Xinhua correspondent Nie Yun) According to “Indian Express” 5 quoted Indian military sources reported that the Indian government has decided to spend $ 2.2 billion, the French manufacturer for upgrading 51 Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft, to improve the combat capability of the modern Indian.
reported that the Indian Defense Ministry contract negotiations with the French side, the Commission has finalized the Indian Air Force Mirage-2000 fighter of the overall conversion costs, expected the Indian side will soon be with the French manufacturer Dassault and other relevant units signed agreement. Specific modifications will be undertaken by France and India-related companies in India together.
learned that the Mirage-2000 will include modernizing the weapons, radar and electronic warfare systems. Although widely believed to U.S. $ 2.2 billion offer is too high, but the French side, said Indian Air Force Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft conversion will have a new generation of combat capability, and can remain in service for 25 years.
Indian Air Force procurement in the 1980s, Mirage-2000 fighter jets, has deployed about 60. Currently, the Indian Air Force fleet of Mirage 2000 is one of the three main fighter.
In recent years, some of the old Indian fighter after another retired Indian Air Force is working to update the active and procurement of new fighter aircraft.