Friday, October 16, 2009

The New Cockpit IAF Mirages Will Get


When the Indian Air Force's Mirage-2000 fighters are upgraded, their cockpits will end up looking like the photo above, a snapshot of the Mirage-2000-V cockpit design that was frozen in 1997 by Dassault and Thales. The five-element display is quite different from the four-element displays that is standard on most fourth generation fighters now, though pilots who fly the Dash-V reportedly swear its far superior. Let's see if the government and Dassault can agree on a price. Looks sticky right now, though!

11 comments :

Anonymous said...

Consider changing the heading?
http://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2009/10/11-billion-mmrca-order-set-to-become.html

Anonymous said...

We may never see this on IAF Mirages. Apparantly, the deal may fall through due to very high price quoted by Dassault. At around $41 mil per plane- it is better to go for new built Su 30 instead

Anonymous said...

ajai's piece is right. but ultimately the iaf has no choice by to upgrade the mirages. so therefore the fleet will definitely be upgraded. dassault will have to come around or risk upseting the government and completely ruling out the rafale, which stands a good chance otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Looks nice....appears to be similar to the Rafale cockpit :)

Anonymous said...

Isn't this an image of Rafale cockpit?

Truth for India said...

They want $41 million for single Mirage-2000 upgrade with few more we can buy a new SU-30MKI!

Azhar said...

Indians have habit of spending money vintage shit e.g aircraft carrier & others instead so for that money new staff can be bought.
Every tom dick & harry in this business is trying to sell to them.

Anonymous said...

No wonder Qatar wanted to get rid of their mirages.

Anonymous said...

Azhar, anyway in the next couple of years Pakistan will become 'Talibanistan'... so we don't need futuristic/HI-FI weapons to fight the Taliban... vintage stuff is enough. That's why we are buying vintage stuff you Porki piece of pork!

NJS said...

Why india is not considering Israel's offering upgrading in half of the price against Dassault and more over israel weapons seems to more better than french offer in upgrade pack.
India should not waste more time in take decision .

Anonymous said...

Similar to the Gripen cockpit.