The Dassault Mirage 2000 is a French multirole, single-engine fourth-generation jet fighter manufactured by Dassault Aviation.It was designed in the late 1970s as a lightweight fighter to replace the Mirage III for the French Air and Space Force (Armée de l'air et de l'espace).
- 10 March 1978
- $30.6 million
The Mirage 2000N was designed to French requirements for an aircraft to replace the older Mirage IVP. Dassault received a contract to build two prototypes. The aircraft first flew on 3 February 1986. Seventy four were built up to 1993.  The Mirage 2000N is based on the Mirage 2000B two-seat trainer, but features considerable ...
- 3 February 1986
- 2018 (2000N)
- 161 (75 Mirage 2000N and 86 Mirage 2000D)
- Dassault Aviation
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Mirage 2000-5 is available as a single-seater or two-seater multirole fighter. The aircrafthas hands-on throttle and stick (HOTAS) control. Mirage 2000-5 incorporates the Thales VEH 3020 head-up display and five cathode ray tube multifunction advanced pilot systems interface (APSI) displays. The combined head-up / head-level display is collimated at infinity and presents data relating to flight control, navigation, target engagement and weapon firing. Sensor and system management data is presented on two coloured lateral displays.
Mirage 2000 has nine hard points for carrying weaponsystem payloads: five on the fuselage and two on each wing. The single-seat version is armed with two internally mounted, high-firing-rate 30mm guns. Air-to-air weapons include the MICA multitarget air-to-air intercept and combat missiles, and the Magic 2 combat missiles, both from MBDA (formed out of a merger between Matra BAe Dynamics, EADS Aerospatiale and Alenia Marconi Systems). MICA supports a maximum operating range of 60km. The aircraft can carry four MICA missiles, two Magic missiles and three drop tanks simultaneously. The Mirage 2000-5 can fire the MBDA Super 530D missile or the MBDA Sky Flash air-to-air missile as an alternative to the MICA missile. Mirage 2000 is also equipped to carry a range of air-to-surface missiles and weapons, including laser-guided bombs. These include the MBDA BGL 1000 laser-guided bomb, MBDA AS30L, MBDA Armat anti-radar missile, MBDA AM39 Exocet anti-ship missile, MBDA rocket launchers, MBDA A...
Mirage 2000 has an upgraded digital weapon delivery and navigation system (WDNS). The aircraft is fitted with a TV/CT CLDP laser designation pod from Thales Optronics, which provides the capability to fire laser-guided weapons by day and night. A number of French Air Force Mirage 2000D aircraft were fitted with the Damocles laser designation pod with thermal imaging camera, also from Thales Optronics, under a contract awarded in July 2008. Mirage 2000-5 is equipped with a multi-mode Thales RDY doppler radar which provides multi-targeting capability in the air defence role and the radar also has look down / shoot down mode of operation. The radar can simultaneously detect up to 24 targets and carry out track while scan on the eight highest priority threats.
The aircraft is equipped with an internally installed self-protection suite. Mirage 2000-5 carries the ICMS mk2 automated integrated countermeasures system from Thales. ICMS mk2 incorporates a receiver and associated signal processing system in the nose section for the detection of missile command data links. The system can be interfaced to a new programmable mission planning and a post-mission analysis ground system.
Mirage 2000 is equipped with an SNECMA M53-P2 turbofan engine, which provides 64kN thrust and 98kN with afterburn. The air intakes are fitted with an adjustable half-cone-shaped centre body, which provides an inclined shock of air pressure for highly efficient air input.
The Mirage 2000 can climb at the rate of 285m/s. The maximum and approach speeds of the aircraft are 2,530km/h and 259km/h respectively, while the ferry range is 3,335km. The range and service ceiling are 1,550km and 17,060m respectively.
Orders for 110 Mirage 2000-5 have been placed by the air forces of France (37 aircraft), Taiwan (60), Qatar (12) and Greece. The first Mirage 2000-5 was delivered to Taiwan in December 1997. Around 57 Mirage 2000s are currently in service with Taiwan. Greece acquired 15 Mirage 2000-5 mk2 and upgraded ten of its Mirage 2000 to the same standard. They first entered service in September 2004 and deliveries concluded in November 2007. The Mirage 2000 production line was shut down in 2007 after the last aircraft was delivered to Greece in November 2007. The United Arab Emirates ordered 20 Mirage 2000-9, 12 Mirage 2000-9D aircraft, and customised versions of the Mirage 2000-5, which were delivered between 2003 and 2007. In July 2005, the Government of Brazil agreed to purchase 12 ex-French Air Force Mirage 2000C aircraft. Deliveries began in September 2006 and concluded in June 2008. Dassault has received a contract to upgrade the French Air Force’s Mirage 2000N to K3 standard. The K3 upg...
Feb 26, 2019 · Earlier today, the Indian Air Force had as many as 12 Mirage 2000 jets take part in a military operation that dropped 1000 kg bombs on terrorist launchpads across the LoC.
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The Mirage has enjoyed an impressive record from its induction; also the avionics is extremely pilot friendly. In 2006 the IAF came up with an proposal to upgrade the entire Mirage 2000 fleet to the latest Mirage 2000-5 MK II. The deal ran into turbulent waters and by 2011 to a formal contract was signed which mandated that the entire Mirage fleet would be upgraded. As part of the up gradation program the IAF planned to arm the Mirage with IR and EM missiles and in this regard a deal was signed to procure about 300 MICA IR and EM missiles. A final contract valued over $3 billion was signed for the up gradation process. IAF planned to keep the upgraded Mirage 2000s combat ready for a span of another 20 years until the FGFA project could take wings. As part of the program two mirages would be upgraded in Dassault France and another 51 Mirages would be upgraded in India by HAL. The Mirage upgrade after upgrades would have a better avionics and radar package than the SU 30. The Mirage 2...
The Mirage 2000 features a low-set thin delta wing configuration with cambered section.IT has leading edges swept at 58 degrees and the root are moderately blended .There are two small canard wings that is fixed and placed just behind the air intakes.The flight surfaces on the wings are integrated with four elevons and four leading edge slats.The aircraft demonstrate relaxed stability and high manoeuvrability. The aircraft has a retractable tricycle landing gear.The landing features a hydraulic retraction mechanism and electro-hydraulic steering of the nosewheel. The Mirage 2000 aircraft has a length of 14.36m,height of 5.20m and wingspan of 9.13m.It has crew capacity if 1 member.
The Mirage 2000 is powered by new and powerful SNECMA M53 afterburning bypass turbojet engine developed by ACF.The engine is capable of producing 64 KN thrust and with afterburner 98 KN Thrust.The aircraft has maximum take off weight of 17000 kg and fuel capacity of 3978 litres. It has maximum speed of Mach 2.2 and ferry range of 3335 km.It has rate of climb of 285m/s.It has a range and service ceiling of 1550 km and 17,060 m respectively.
Mirage 2000 can also carry up to 6.3 tonnes of payload .The aircraft is equipped with twin DEFA 554 30mm revolver-type cannons with 125 rounds each.The cannons fires at the rate of 1200 or 1800 rounds per minute.The aircraft has a 9 total hardpoints 4 under wing and 5 under fuselage with the capacity of 6300kg all. The Aircraft integrated with Matra 68 mm unguided rocket pods (18 rockets per pod). Air-to-Air Missilesinclude 6x MBDA MICA IR/RF,2x Matra R550 Magic-II and 2x Matra Super 530D.
Though the Dassault Mirage 2000 is still in service, the production of this aircraft has stopped in 2007. Updated on sale price, detailed specs, range, operating cost, features and cabin photos of the Dassault Mirage 2000 5Mk2 fighter aircraft. More coming soon. Variants include dassault mirage 2000D and 2000N.
In terms of armaments, the Mirage 2000 has two 30 mm DEFA 554 revolver cannon. Each gun contains approximately 125 rounds and can be used for air-to-air combat. There are a total of nine hardpoints or weapon stations, designed to carry external weapons or fuel. The total capacity of the hardpoints maxes out at 6,300 kilograms.
Save Share on Facebook Share on Twitter The Dassault Mirage 2000 aircraft is equipped with a built-in twin DEFA 554 autocannon. This twin cannon is actually a 30 mm revolver cannon that comes with 125 rounds each.
I have read India calls their Mirage 2000's the "tip of the spear". In Kargil they performed very well. They would have bought many more Mirages had the production line not closed and they are looking at Taiwanese Mirages and if possible French ones. The UAE in Yemen performed better with Mirages than the Saudis did with F15s.