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United Arab Emirates likely to give 10 Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft to Iraq

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World Defense & Security Industry News - UAE and Iraq
 
 
United Arab Emirates likely to give 10 Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft to Iraq
 
UAE has decided to give Iraq ten aircraft type Mirage 2000 in the cooperation plan between the two countries to dry up the sources of terrorism, reported Shafaq News on Monday, January 19. Erem news agency quoted, UAE government source as saying that, "The UAE government decided to support the Air Force in the Iraqi army with ten" Mirage 2000-9as "aircraft within the cooperation between the two countries to dry up the sources of terrorism.
     
UAE has decided to give Iraq ten aircraft type Mirage 2000 in the cooperation plan between the two countries to dry up the sources of terrorism, reported Shafaq News on Monday, January 19. Erem news agency quoted, UAE government source as saying that, "The UAE government decided to support the Air Force in the Iraqi army with ten" Mirage 2000-9as "aircraft within the cooperation between the two countries to dry up the sources of terrorism.
United Arab Emirates air force's Dassault Mirage 2000-9 fighter aircraft
     
"The move comes on the background of the visit of the Iraqi Prime Minister , Haider al-Abadi to the capital Abu Dhabi in last December to restore relations between Abu Dhabi and Baghdad," stressing that " the aircrafts will arrive in March."

The source pointed out that "the UAE is involved in securing the borders of Iraq from north to south, especially the areas between Baghdad and Erbil."

UAE has a total of 59 Mirage 2000-9s fighter aircraft, with the first entered in service since 1986. A second batch of 32 new Mirage aircraft entered in service in 2003 in a deal with "Dassault "French aviation company.

The Dassault Mirage 2000 is a french multirole, single-engine fourth generation jet fighter. It was designed as a lightweight fighter based on the Mirage III. The Mirage 2000 evolved in a multirole aircraft with several variants developed.

The UAE Mirage 2000-9s use the Shehab laser targeting pod and the Nahar navigation pod, complementing the air-to-ground modes of the RDY-2 radar. The UAE is also obtaining the Black Shahine cruise missile, a variant of the Apache.