Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mirage Upgrade To Take 10 yrs For Completion : MoD In Parliament

Defence Minister A K Antony today informed Parliament that the proposal for upgrade of the Mirage 2000 aircraft fleet of the Indian Air Force, signed here last week, envisages upgrade of the first two aircraft in France by M/s Thales and M/s Dassault Aviation, France and subsequent upgrade of the balance aircraft in India by M/s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Bangalore. The upgrade will enhance the avionics as well as the weapons delivery capability of the aircraft.

The estimated expenditure of the upgrade programme is Rs.10,947 Crore including both the French and the M/s HAL portions. The upgrade is expected to be completed within a period of ten years from the date of signing of the contract.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Excellent...By that Mirage 2000 would be due for retirement...and next generation fighter would have come..then they will another 5 Billion dollar to upgrade to next generation...God save us..This people can't even complete a job on time