Dassault Aviation would have completed testing of the CC-422 canon pod for the modernized Mirage 2000D

In July 2016, Dassault Aviation was entrusted with a major renovation program for 55 Air Force Mirage 2000D assault aircraft. Faced with the aging of the systems on board the Mirage 2000 and the staggering of deliveries of the new Rafales, such a program was deemed essential to respect the fixed format of 250 combat aircraft in the fleet (Air Force and Navy). at the end of the LPM 2019-2025. More than a simple update of the Mirages intended to make them last beyond 2030, the mid-life renovation (MLR) of the Mirage 2000D also aims to provide them with new capabilities...

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Indian Su-30MKI to take away the British ASRAAM air-to-air missile

The Indian Air Force has announced that its Su-30MKIs, assembled by the HAL manufacturer, will now be able to use the ASRAAM short-range air-to-air missile built by the Franco-British company MBDA, replacing the R-73 missiles ( AA-11 Archer) currently in service. ASRAAM already equips the Indian Air Force's SEPECAT Jaguar planes, replacing the R-550 Magic used previously, and will have to equip the Tejas and possibly the modernized Mig-29s of the IAF, in an effort to standardize armaments in the fleet. However, we note that the French planes, Mirage 2000 and Rafale, remain equipped with their MICA. The ASRAAM is a missile recognized for its effectiveness at short range,…

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