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Dassault Close to $2 billion Indian Air Force Mirage-2000 Fighters Upgrade Deal

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by Desi Jatt, Oct 20, 2010.

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  1. Desi Jatt

    Desi Jatt Captain ELITE MEMBER

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    2010-10-19 Dassault is likely to win a USD $2 billion deal to upgrade 51 Mirage-2000 fighters of the Indian Air Force to the Mirage 2000-5 standard.

    The deal could be signed as early as December 6th 2010 when French President Nicolas Sarkozy visits India. Ahead of Sarkozy's trip, Admiral Edouard Guillaud, French chief of defense staff, has embarked on a visit to India to discuss bilateral defense cooperation.

    # Mirage fighters in the Indian Air Force have roughly two decades of service life left

    # Engine upgrades are not on the cards

    # Mirage fighters in the Indian Air Force have a good performance record especially in the 1999 Kargil conflict with Pakistan

    # Improvements in avionics, helmet-mounted displays, electronic warfare equipment, data links and mission computers will make it a capable multirole fighter

    # Weapon systems include MBDA's MICA heat-seeking infrared (IR)missiles and MICA RFs

    The Mirage 2000 is a highly successful fighter jet and its primary users include Primary users French Air Force, Indian Air Force, United Arab Emirates Air Force, Republic of China Air Force.

    Dassault Close to $2 billion Indian Air Force Mirage-2000 Fighters Upgrade Deal | India Defence
     
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  2. DaRk KnIght

    DaRk KnIght Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Political impact??
     
  3. chachachoudhary

    chachachoudhary Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Good deal. No need to retire the mirages yet. They have a lot of juice still left in them. They proved to be angels during Kargil.

    Only negative in this deal is we should have bargained for inclusion of stuff like democles pod and some cruise missiles. After all, 40 million dollars upgrade for each aircraft is too expensive. New rafale costs some 70-80 million dollars.
     
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  4. AVADI

    AVADI Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    I don't know why we have a tradition of signing important defence deals when a foreign head's of state arrive. If the deal is finalised just sign the deal immediately why wait.
     
  5. Patrician

    Patrician Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    ^^ That is because of symbolism. Just think if the President of a state has no 'important' deals to sign during his visit, will not his visit be called 'lackluster'?
     
  6. AVADI

    AVADI Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Yes, but because of this some important project gets delayed.FGFA is other case apart from this deal.
     
  7. seiko

    seiko VETERAN ELITE MEMBER

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    Its more like a looting than a deal..The French has been playing with us in every deal now a days..
     
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    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Deal looks awesome. But will it be doom to Rafale??
     
  9. prototype

    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    So how actually it is a looting when we ourselves r ready for the deal,and as far as i know,they dont even figure in the top 3 importers of defence related equipments
     
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