Mirage 2000H, MiG-29UPG, Jaguar DARIN III - Medium Multirole Aircraft of IAF

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All sorts of marine operations. Well that's interesting that Mirage 2000 was never considered for marine version upgradation.
A) @pic has mentioned sometime back that 1 rafale = 4 mirage 2000s. Let's discount and assume 1 rafale = 2 mirage 2000s. With that equation, isn't it better to buy 6 rafales instead of costly 12 Qatari mirages?

B) Why can not Qataris use the mica missiles (being offered as part of the deal) with their rafales? Are those MICAs exclusive for mirage 2000s?

Unfortunately, @pic; @randomradio are no longer responding in these forums.
 
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@pic has mentioned sometime back that 1 rafale = 4 mirage 2000s. Let's discount and assume 1 rafale = 2 mirage 2000s. With that equation, isn't it better to buy 6 rafales instead of costly 12 Qatari mirages?
Depends on the budget, India is already negotiating for Rafales for it's navy.

Why can not Qataris use the mica missiles (being offered as part of the deal) with their rafales? Are those MICAs exclusive for mirage 2000s?
They have Meteor too and most probably want the new MICA NG. And a package is always more lucrative than single unit aircraft sale. One has to wait for the evaluation before any conclusions are made.
 
Why do we have to buy outdated aircraft at high price?
Even if it's only 4 or 6 Rafales , club it with Naval order .
 
Why do we have to buy outdated aircraft at high price?
Even if it's only 4 or 6 Rafales , club it with Naval order .
There are many advantages to this deal; you are getting these aircraft immediately, not after 2 or 3 years after deal. These are fully loaded, and it will be helpful to maintain the M2000 squadrons, We also have good M2000 trained pilots
 
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There are many advantages to this deal; you are getting these aircraft immediately, not after 2 or 3 years after deal. These are fully loaded, and it will be helpful to maintain the M2000 squadrons, We also have good M2000 trained pilots
It wont be fully loaded, we will need to customise and refurbish most of it. These were delivered way earlier than our upgrade.
 
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It wont be fully loaded, we will need to customise and refurbish most of it. These were delivered way earlier than our upgrade.
As a stop-gap arrangement, the IAF is in talks with Qatar to procure 12 Mirage fighter jets. However, this is different from the ones that are being used by the IAF and, hence, is likely to be raised as a separate squadron.

Sources said upgrading the 12 aircraft to the standard of those operated by the IAF does not make sense because the cost would be very high.