To compete with low cost of the project to upgrade the Indian fighter 40% lower than the method
Indian Air Force will be upgraded to active duty 51 “Mirage” 2000 Fighter
According to India, “Indian Defense Online” web site December 15, 2009 reported that the Israeli Air Force has recently proposed to India a technology program to upgrade the latter’s “Mirage” 2000 Fleet, its offer 40 percent lower than in France.
Israel Defense Forces chief of staff, General Gabi Ashkenazi visited India recently and brought the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to upgrade the Indian Air Force experts on the “Mirage” 2000 fleet technical solutions. According to information from the Indian Defense Ministry sources said the Israeli delegation has the IAI to upgrade cooperation with other companies, “Mirage” 2000 program to include the Air Force Chief of Staff Admiral Pradeep Vasant Naik, including senior officials in India have been described. According to Indian Defense Ministry official said Israel proposed in the bid price for the upgrade of $ 19.2 million per aircraft, while France’s asking price was $ 30.4 million.
according to plan, the Indian Air Force will be upgraded in the future will be at least 51 “Mirage” 2000 Fighter, the upgraded aircraft will be switched the new avionics and electronic warfare systems so that the extended service life of 15 years. (China Aviation Industry Development Research Center Chen Li)