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Dassault-Brequet Mirage 2000
Role: interceptor, multi-role fighter-bomber
Variants: 2000A (prototype), 2000B, 2000C, 2000-5, 2000-5F, 2000E, 2000ED, 2000ER, 2000P, 2000N, 2000D, 2000S, 2000-9
Operators: France, Adu Dhabi, (Brazil), Egypt, Greece, India, Peru, Qatar, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates
Mirage 2000 is a low-set delta wing combat aircraft which is an extremely
agile and manoeuvrable fighter developed for the French Air Force. The Mirage 2000 started its service life as an interceptor, designated 2000C and the two-seat trainer 2000B.
The 2000-5 is a multi-role variant capable of using the Super 530D
or Sky Flash Air-to-Air Missiles. Initially ordered 37 Mirage 2000C by the French Air Force
have been updated to 2000-5 standard, designated 2000-5F.
Export models are designated 2000E for the single seat fighters
and 2000ED for two-seat trainers and 2000ER for single seat recce variants.
The Mirage 2000P (Penetration), later designated 2000N (Nuclear), is a low-altitude attack
aircraft capable of delevering the ASMP tactical nuclear missile and was based on the Mirage 2000B
two-seat trainer variant. It has a revised avionics suite and strengthened fuselage for the
low-altitude role and the Antilope 5 nose radar, which is optimized for terrain following, ground mapping
and navigation are has aditional air-to-air and air-to-sea modes. The rear seat is occupied by
a WSO which has twin navigation systems and an additional moving map. The aircraft configurated with only
the ASMP missile and 2 Magic AAMs is designated 2000N-K1, while the K2 configuration can also carry alternative
Developed from the 2000N-K2 is the Mirage 2000D, equipped with GPS it is developed for the use
of laser guided weapons, but is not capable of carrying the ASMP missile. The 2000D-R1N1L is equipped with
laser guided weapons and Magic AAMs only, while the R1 configuration can be equipped with the
full range of conventional weapons. The R2 configuration is upgraded with a fully integrated self-defence
suite and is compatible with the Apache stand-off weapons dispenser. The export model of the Mirage 2000D is
designated 2000S, where the S stands for Strike.
Mirage 2000-9 is the designation for the upgraded version of the Mirage 2000 export models of
the United Arab Emirates.
Dassault is now marketing the Mirage 2000-5 Mk.2 which will be built either as a new aircraft or
retrofitted from currently operated Mirage 2000Cs or 2000Es. It features an integrated mission
system with a glass cockpit, digital modular avionics and enhanced communications.
Greek Mirage 2000C interceptor
French Mirage 2000C receiving fuel
Multi-Role Mirage 2000-5
Nuclear capable Mirage 2000N
New Mirage 2000-5 Mk.2