More specifically, the AdA wanted a Mach 3 fighter, not an interdictor aircraft incapable of dogfighting that was the Mirage G8. Flight tests of the first of two prototypes, Mirage N 01 the eighth Mirage began on 3 February Back to home page Return to top. Mirage is the export variant of Mirage Mk. Egypt originally planned to buy another squadron of Mirage fighters but financial problems prevented this, instead Egypt signed a contract with France to upgrade the existing fighters which were fitted with new ECM systems. Armed with Paveway LGBs, the aircraft were involved in the destruction of enemy command bunkers. The only dual-seat Mirage B of the test programme first flew on 11 October

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The Mirage RAD reconnaissance variant does not have any built-in cameras or sensors, and the aircraft can still be operated in air combat or strike roles. Another two-seater crashed on 5 March The Mirage evolved into a multirole aircraft with several variants developed, with sales to a number of nations.

Retrieved 7 April The Times of India. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The new jets were redesignated Mirage I for the single-seat version and Mirage TI for the twin-seat version. At the urging of the United Arab Emirates, Dassault worked on a further modification of the Mirage The only dual-seat Mirage B of the test programme first flew on 11 October As such, it was not until that full unit establishment was achieved.

Inwhen the Kargil War broke out, the Mirage performed remarkably well [ neutrality is disputed ] during the whole conflict in the high Himalayaseven though the Mirages supplied to India had limited air interdiction capability and had to be heavily modified to drop laser-guided bombs as well as conventional unguided bombs. The ACF was a strike aircraft first and an interceptor second, while the Delta was exactly the reverse, wstra the single-engine Delta was 20p more affordable.


Also see “Taiwan expected to sign deal this week to buy French fighter”. The Arab coalition astrw the Mirage crashed due to a technical fault. India nevertheless had the option atra produce a number of Mirage s under license that was later scrapped due to the country’s close relationship with the Soviet Union. It was later developed into the Atra N and D strike variants, the improved Mirage and several export variants.

Dassault Mirage 2000

A total of 75 and 86 Mirage Ns and Mirage Ds were manufactured, respectively. At the same meeting, what was now redesignated as the Mirage was offered to the AdA and three prototypes were ordered. See full item description.

Back to home page Return to top. The Greek pilot died in the crash, which was attributed to Saharan dust in the air; both Mirage pilots were flying low in poor visibility. Globo, Dec — actually, Brazil would lease the Gripen from the Swedish air force, not from Saab — Saab does not keep airplanes do lend or lease. Add to watch list. Plano Brasil in Portuguese.

Due to a flame out asttra on a landing approach, the aircraft was lost in May The AdA in March would issue a set of official requirements whose parameters matched that of Dassault’s performance estimates of the new fighter. A removable refueling probe can be attached in front of the cockpitoffset slightly to the right of centre.



The M53 consists of three low-pressure compressor stages, five high-pressure stages and two turbine stages. Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – opens in a new window or astr Share on Pinterest – opens in a new window or tab.

As part of the Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen on 14 Marcha United Arab Emirates Mirage D crashed in the southern Yemeni city of Aden during a combat operation in the early morning hours, killing its two pilots. The contract was later amended such it would encompass 32 new-built aircraft—20 single-seater Mirage and 12 two-seater Ds—and 30 upgrade kits for original aircraft.

astrz Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest – opens in a new window or tab Add to watch astrs. The Mirage M is the version purchased by Egypt. The aircraft would soon jointly enforce the no-fly-zone along with French Mirage aircraft. Retrieved 12 April — via HighBeam Research. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. The Indian government’s Comptroller and Auditor General reported in that there was a delay in the construction of overhaul facilities and a shortage of spare parts, and that as a result the fleet could not meet its required flying hours.