Tag Archives: Mirage 2000

Operation Serval, French Air Force pounds Mali

Initially the French Air Force deployed two Mirage F1 CR Reconnaissance from the 1/33 “Belfort” Reconnaissance Squadron and six Mirage 2000D fighter jets, which were already part of the French military Opération Épervier in Chad. Additionally the Air Force deployed three KC-135 Stratotanker planes, as well as one C-130 Hercules and one Transall C-160 transport planes from the French airbase ...

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India not interested in US F-35 JSF offer yet

India is not keen enough to  join the US-led Joint strike fighter (JSF) programme or to buy the F-35 Lightning-II fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA). The other fighter aircrafts that are the contenders for the $10.4 billion MMRCA competition include Eurofighter Typhoon, Swedish Gripen (Saab), French Rafale (Dassault) and Russian MiG-35 (United Aircraft Corporation). “We cannot have two types of FGFA. ...

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Top 5 must watch movies for military aviation enthusiasts

Top 5 must watch movies for military aviation enthusiasts

Many real world military aircraft’s have appeared in movies. These appearances show the popularity of the aircraft’s. They also showcase their capabilities to general public. We here at Defence Aviation love to unwind by searching and watching some really good movies related to fighter planes. We love the dogfights, chase sequences and the actual fighters. We looked into the story ...

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Brazil to acquire 36 fighter aircraft in FX-2 DEAL

Brazil is soon expected to make an announcement about its initial 36-aircraft FX-2 fighter deal. The top contenders for the FX-2 deal are Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, Dassault Rafale and Saab Gripen NG. A platform selection will be confirmed by Brazil’s National Defence Council – chaired by president Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva – following the delivery of a 26,000-page ...

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