29 July 2011
Paris, 29th July 2011 – Thales and Dassault Aviation today signed a contract for the upgrade of the Indian Air Force’s Mirage 2000 fleet.
Based on the integration of latest generation equipment and systems, the upgrade will further enhance the technical-operational capabilities of the Indian Air Force’s Mirage 2000. The aircraft represents a long tradition of cooperation with French military aviation, initiated 50 years ago.
The extensive involvement of Indian industry within the programme will consolidate existing ties with the French aerospace industry and will reinforce long-term cooperation based on cutting edge technologies and the sharing of technical know-how and expertise.
Dassault Aviation and Thales are highly appreciative of the Indian government's continuing trust in them and are delighted with this contract that further consolidates the long-term strategic partnership between India and France. They reiterate their commitment to meet the operational requirements of the Indian Air Force and underline their pride in contributing to India’s defence for over half a century.