SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
India is set to get Two Ex-French Air-force Mirage-2000 Trainer aircraft as attrition replacement to the Mirage-2000 trainers which IAF lost 5-6 years ago in a back to back accidents. Each Mirage-2000 Trainer has been procured by India at cost of 5 Million Euros which later will be upgraded by HAL locally in India by the kit supplied by the Dassault Aviation to bring them at par with all current upgraded Mirage-2000 fleet.
IAF presently has a Mirage-2000 fleet of 49 aircraft which all are been upgraded to the latest standards to keep them modern and advance till they retire after 2040.
According to industry sources close to idrw.org, each Mirage-2000 procured by India has a lifespan of 20 years left in them and were procured on request of Indian air force which needed trainers aircraft for conversion training of its pilot before new pilots moved to Mirage-2000 squadrons.
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