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Graphic shows specificatons of the Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet.


France sends Mirage fighter jets to Ukraine

By Jordi Bou

June 7, 2024 - France is to donate Mirage 2000 fighter jets to Kyiv and train their Ukrainian pilots as part of a new military cooperation with the country as it fights the Russian invasion.

The pledge came after NATO allies, including Belgium, Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands, committed to dispatching about 80 U.S.-made F-16 fighters to Ukraine.

The Mirage 2000-5, an upgraded version of the Mirage 2000 series, features improved radar systems and compatibility with advanced weaponry.

Dassault Aviation produced approximately 600 Mirage 2000 jets, with half of them exported to countries such as Greece, the UAE, and Taiwan.

The Mirage 2000-5 variant is equipped with the RDY radar by Thales, which can detect typical targets at a range of 130 kilometres and simultaneously track eight targets while engaging four.

PUBLISHED: 07/06/2024; STORY: Graphic News