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HAL flies upgraded Mirage-2000 successfully

According to The Times of India

TNN | Jul 31, 2016, 03.17 AM IST

Bengaluru: Defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) flew the upgraded final operational configuration (FOC) Mirage-2000 on Thursday, a day ahead of schedule.

 The first flight of 45 minutes was piloted by Group Captain (retd) C Subramaniam, Chief Test Pilot, HAL, and Wing Commander Haldikar of ASTE, IAF. Group Captain Mishra of IAF was the test director. “It proves HAL’s capability of mid-life upgrade of platforms to overcome obsolescence issues, enhance the reliability and maintainability of these aircraft. The introduction of state-of-the-art facility created for this project ensures timely upgradation of the Mirage fleet,” HAL CMD T Suvarna Raju said.

The FOC design was implemented on an Initial Operational Configured aircraft which was received at HAL eight months ago. The IOC was designed by Dassault and Thales of France. “The FOC configuration covers integration of Indian specific weapons and electronic warfare system,”a statement said.

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