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Mirage 2000D  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1993
Total Production: 98
Origin: France
Corporations: Dassault-Aviation
Parent System: Mirage 2000
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1983
Total Production: 500
Family Members: Mirage 2000-5, Mirage 2000B, Mirage 2000C and Mirage 2000N
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Description: The Mirage 2000 is a delta-wing, single engine, multi-role aircraft designed to provide air defense, deep strike, nuclear deterrence, reconnaissance and close air support for the French Armed Forces. It can accommodate a wide range of weapons and electronic equipment in accordance with the mission profile. It features two DEFA 554 30mm guns mounted internally.

The Mirage 2000 is the last member of the successful French Mirage fighter aircraft family. It was deployed in 1983 by the French Air Force and since then it has been purchased by many other countries all over the world such as Egypt, Greece, India, Peru, Qatar, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates. Different variants of the Mirage 2000 aircraft were deployed successfully during the Gulf war and over the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s. More than 526 Mirage 2000s have been sold worldwide.

The two-seat Mirage 2000D is a derivative of proven Mirage 2000N designed to perform precision attack missions. It features Antilope-5 radar, Spirale integrated countermeasures system and Damocles targeting pod for guided-precision weapons delivery. The Mirage 2000D aircraft performed well during operation Allied Force over the former Yugoslavia. Mirage 2000Ds delivered guided weapons such as BGL bombs and AS30L missiles. Mirage 2000Ds replaced part of Jaguar aircraft within the French Air Force in the precision deep strike role.

The French Air Force launched a modernization program on the whole Mirage 2000D fleet to add cruise missile and AASMs to the weapon options available for the Mirage 2000D airplane. Modernization work began in later 2003 with three aircraft undergoing upgrade per month at Air Force Base 113 "commandant Antoine de Saint-Exupéry". As of March 2005, 40 of 80 Mirage 2000Ds owned by the French Air Force were already cruise missile and AASM capable models.

Mirage 2000D Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 1
Dimensions
Height: 5.30 meter (17.4 foot)
Length: 14.4 meter (47 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 30 millimeter
Wingspan: 9.13 meter (30.0 foot)
Performance
Ceiling: 15,000 meter (49,213 foot)
Max Range: 1,480 kilometer (799 nautical mile)
Speed
Top Speed at High Altitude: 731 mps (2,632 kph)
Weight
Empty Weight: 7,800 kilogram (17,196 pound)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 21,400 pound (9,707 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 16,500 kilogram (36,376 pound)
Payload: 6,200 kilogram (13,668 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Mirage 2000D News

There are 11 news between
9 Sep 2004 and 29 Jul 2016
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Friday, July 29, 2016Indian Air Force Upgraded Mirage 2000 Jets Fleet
Tuesday, July 19, 2016Dassault Aviation to Upgrade 55 Mirage 2000D from the French Air Force
Tuesday, January 21, 2014French Air Force Mirage 2000D Completes Enhanced Paveway II GBU-50 Demonstration
Friday, January 10, 2014French DGA Awards Development Contract for New Generation Laser Designation Pod PDL NG
Monday, March 26, 2012Indian Air Force Mirage 2000s to Receive Mica Air-to-Air Missiles in 2015
Thursday, February 23, 2012French Air Force Mirage 2000D Jets to Receive ASTAC Tactical Reconnaissance Pod
Friday, July 29, 2011Thales and Dassault to Upgrade Indian Air Force's Mirage 2000B/C/D Fleet
Monday, June 15, 2009DGA Buys 10 Damocles Targeting Pods to Meet an Urgent Requirement
Monday, June 30, 2008French Air Force Orders Nine Damocles Targeting Pods
Wednesday, February 6, 2008French Air Force Mirage 2000D to Get Enhanced Paveway II Bombs

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
France80
YearHoldings
201755
201463
India18
YearHoldings
201449Mirage 2000B/C/D

Grand Total 982
Defensive Weapons
AASM 250
AASM IR
BGL 1000x2
BGL 250x2
BGL 400x2
GBU-12 Paveway IIx2
GBU-24 Paveway IIIx1
GBU-27 Paveway IIIx2
GBU-49 Paveway IIx2
GBU-50x2
R.550 Magic 2x2
Offensive Weapons
AM39 Exocetx1
Apache APx2
Apache IZx2
Armatx2
AS30Lx2
Propulsion Systems
M53-P2x1
Protection Systems
Spirale
Sensor Systems
Antilope-5x1
Damoclesx1
PDL NGx1
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