Mirage upgrade contract signed for $2.4 bn

July 29th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) India Friday signed a $2.4 billion contract with French defence firms Thales and Dassault Aviation for the upgrade of its 51 Mirage combat jets.

“Thales and Dassault Aviation today signed a contract for the upgrade of the Indian Air Force’s Mirage-2000 fleet,” a press release from Thales and Dassault Aviation here said Friday.

A company spokesperson here said it was a “commercial contract” between the firms and the Indian government.

The cabinet committee on security had approved the deal earlier this month.

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