India's air force has signed an agreement with Dassault and Thales to upgrade its fleet of Dassault Mirage 2000H fighters.

The agreement is likely to cover upgrades to engines, avionics, navigation systems, mission computers, electronic warfare equipment and the aircraft's Thales RDY-2 fire control radar.

The work, which is to be undertaken by Dassault, Thales and Hindustan Aeronautics, will bring India's 51 aircraft to the Mirage 2000-9 standard. The air force hopes to add a 20-year lifespan to the aircraft, which were introduced between 1985 and 1989.

Source: Flight International