MBDA bags Euro 950 million missile deal for Indian Mirage 2000 upgrade

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  1. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    MBDA bags Euro 950 million missile deal for Indian Mirage 2000 upgrade

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    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...w/11363887.cms
     
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    Warhead[TD]12 kg focused splinters HE warhead[/TD]
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    MICA-EM: Active radar homing
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    2 urgent deals cleared today, basic trainer & M2K missile. Good going. Waiting for the MRCA now :namaste:
     
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    Thats a good beginning of a new year. This year looking awesome for Indian defence establishment.
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    Lets keep our fingers crossed and hope for best..
     
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    what is unit cost of the missile in international market.
     
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    each one will cost 1.9 million Euro, which will be around 131.347 million INR.
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    But its the best SRM is market.. :)

    R-73 is now old school..
     
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    490 units ordered for 51 M2Ks.
     
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    basic trainer deal is still left...not yet cleared....!!

    btw...can u use this missile on any other IAF platform...??
     
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    it will be cleared, as reported by same source.
     
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    There is more in this deal than just MICA AAM ..may be ToT of SCALP EG :hmm:
    also 490 MICA for 51 M2000 ..RAFAEL has won the MMRCA
     
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    The number of missiles comes per plane close to 10. So does MICA will be both WVR and BVR for Mirage?
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    I Assume yes, Earlier MIR-2000 BVR had a range of just 40kms..

    MICA comes in ranges till 80km, Different variants..
     
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    MICA seems elder cousin of Astra :)
     
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    great carry on mod
     
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    Few may go to Jaguar Darin III upgrade , Jaguar uses Magic 2 from same MBDA
     
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    The Vajra Upgrades

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    Word is that the upgrade will bring India’s Mirages to the full Mirage 2000v5 Mk 2 standard, including a new RDY-3 radar with greater air-air and air-ground capability, a new night vision compatible all-digital cockpit, and improved electronic warfare systems. These will be tied into a joint tactical information data link system (JTIDS, usually Link 16 compatible but not always), plus helmet-mounted sights for wide-angle heat-seeking missiles. As part of the upgrade, the aircraft will also be equipped with MBDA’s Mica family of medium range missiles.MBDA was probably unamused by India Defence’s December 2006 description of its wares as “an advanced medium-range missile that is the French counterpart to the more capableAmerican AMRAAM missile [link added]”. MICA would actually replace both the radar-guided Super 350 MRAAM and Magic-II short-range infrared missiles on Indian Mirages, offering better performance and range. While the MICA-RF does have mediocre range compared to the AIM-120C AMRAAM, or even the Russian R-77 used by the IAF’s SU-30MKIs, it’s unique in offering a MICA-IR heat-seeking IR version for a potent medium range ‘no warning’ targeting option. French pilots who used the MICA-IR over Libya report that its sensor alone is a useful input to their systems, and its passive seeker with lock-on after launch means that it can be fired from beyond visual range at enemy aircraft, without creating any warning from the opposing fighter’s radar warning receivers. India will join France, Egypt, Greece, Taiwan and the UAE as operators of the Mirage 2000/MICA combo.Work on the upgrades would be performed by a French-Indian consortium including Dassault (aircraft manufacturer), Thales (weapons systems integrator), MBDA (missiles) and India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

    India’s Fighter Upgrades: Mirage 2000s Finally Get a Deal
     
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