Gripen, F-16...: will light fighters see their image restored in Ukraine?

Gripen C Saab Airplane Dassault Mirage 2000

In recent decades, light single-engine fighters, such as the French Mirage 2000, the American F-16 or the Swedish Gripen, have lost their appeal to world air forces, in the face of heavier and more versatile aircraft. like the F-35 or the Rafale . However, these devices had formed…

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The Qatari Mirage 2000-5 soon in Indonesia?

Rafale Mirage2000 qatar e1625759333293 Airplane Dassault Mirage 2000

Last November, the Indonesian authorities announced that they had released an envelope of €3.9 billion to finance the acquisition of a second tranche of 18 new Rafale aircraft from Dassault Aviation as part of a global acquisition commitment of 42 devices, as well as the 12 Qatari Mirage 2000-5 EDA and DDA as a solution…

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After tanks, towards a new European cacophony over fighter planes for Ukraine

USAF F 16 e1683737552610 Airplane Dassault Mirage 2000

The delivery of combat aircraft was one of the issues of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's latest European tour. And in fact, the subject was discussed with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz as well as French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. If…

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Will the Rafale be the heir of the Mirage III for the future of the French aeronautical industry?

RAFALE F4 e1641823636618 Airplane Dassault Mirage 2000

Fast, agile, powerful and well-armed, the ancestor of the Rafale , the Mirage III is undoubtedly a legend of military fighter aviation in the world. In the hands of Israeli pilots, Dassault Aviation's single-engine delta-wing fighter won against Arab MiGs and Hunters during the…

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Should we take back the UAE Mirage 2000-9 to densify the Air and Space Force?

Mirage 2000 9 UAE e1677246997557 Airplane Dassault Mirage 2000

While the “all- Rafale ” fleet of the Air and Space Force will only come into operation beyond 2030, the resumption of Mirage 2000-9s from the United Arab Emirates would offer a waiting solution then as international tensions continue to grow. The next French military programming law, which will cover the…

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Why is giving fighter jets to Ukraine more complicated than it seems?

F16 AIM120 training e1618924033874 Dassault Mirage 2000 aircraft

For several weeks, the very day after the agreement given by Washington and Berlin regarding the delivery of heavy tanks, President Zelensky and his government have undertaken to put pressure on their Western allies to obtain a new type of equipment. defense, and not the least, since it is…

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Jakarta releases $3.9 billion for a new tranche of Rafale and used Mirage 2000s

DassaultAviation RAfale PAtrouille e1655993090108 Dassault Mirage 2000 aircraft

Obviously, the Indonesian authorities seem convinced by the French fighter planes! Indeed, after having signed, in February 2022, a letter of intent to order 42 Rafale aircraft from Dassault Aviation, then having paid, in September, the first deposit for 6 of these aircraft, Jakarta has just obtained…

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China's harassment of Taiwan has significantly intensified

J 16 CHina e1654010972211 Airplane Dassault Mirage 2000

For 3 years, demonstrations of force on the part of Beijing towards its Taiwanese neighbor have become commonplace, in particular when it comes to ostentatiously showing the displeasure of the Chinese authorities with regard to certain Taiwanese initiatives or the United States, such as the sale of military equipment or…

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There is indeed a commercial niche for a successor to the Mirage 2000!

mirage 2000 6 mica e1613667662193 Airplane Dassault Mirage 2000

On March 10, 1978, the Mirage 2000 prototype took off for the first time. Intended to replace the Air Force's Mirage III/V and IV, the aircraft was an undeniable success, both from a technological and operational point of view. operational and commercial, with 601 devices produced, half of which dedicated to export…

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