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 2000N was designed to provide nuclear deterrence capability employing the long range ASMP cruise missile. Mirage 2000N replaced the Mirage IV aircraft. The Mirage 2000N penetrates enemy air defenses flying at low-altitude and supersonic speed using the Antilope-5 terrain following radar and Spirale integrated countermeasure system. Typically, it carries a single ASMP missile, two Magic air-to-air missiles and two external fuel tanks. In October 2003, the French DGA ordered development of K3 standard for Mirage 2000N nuclear strike aircraft. The Mirage 2000N K3 will be fully compatible with improved single nuclear warhead ASMP-A supersonic cruise missiles, and Recce NG reconnaissance pod developed by Thales Group.
Mirage 2000N Specifications
Number of Engines: 1 Dimensions Height: 5.20 meter (17.1 foot)
Length: 14.9 meter (49 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: 7,900 kilogram (17,416 pound)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 21,400 pound (9,707 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 16,500 kilogram (36,376 pound)
Payload: 5,900 kilogram (13,007 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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